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Ever wondered how the shoes are designed & sampled in Commune Wear?

Ever wondered how the shoes are designed & sampled in Commune Wear?

Ever wondered how the shoes are designed & sampled? It starts with sketches and illustrations of the shoes we are inspired by. We try to put in as many details as possible while sketching - the shape of the base, how the shoes should fit, the colour and stitching of it. Our leather master, with over 25 years of experience, creates the samples for us. The first sample is done with microfiber & paper, ensuring that we reduce wastage. Once they look aesthetically pleasing. We create another sample, this time with the leather of our choice. This gets shipped to...

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Made Well

Made Well

It’s all about the leather, design and shape that’s catered to making you feel comfortable every step of the way. We have prioritized *feet* in the process of design. Shoes should be comfortable, period. With all leather shoes we create we have thought about all shapes, sizes, whether you have wide feet, flat feet or thin feet, truly creating a pair for everyone.

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Alesce | Podcast: Walking the Journey

Alesce | Podcast: Walking the Journey

Our co-founder May Chua was part of the conversation with Alesce - a modern day woman podcast - where she spoke about Commune Wear and the journey forward. Creating a space where woman can speak about their journeys in the fashion industry, as a start up, is incredibly important and we are grateful for sharing our journey with you!

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Heels made from Recycled Leather

Heels made from Recycled Leather

The footwear industry largely relies on machinery to churn out low-cost shoes which has taken a toll on our environment and the artisanal shoe-making community. At Commune Wear, we decided early on that we wanted to take the road less travelled; To bring shoes that are mindfully and skilfully crafted by artisans who have been doing so for generations... Recycled Leather The heel of our loafers and mules are handcrafted with recycled leather, which is specially imported from Germany. Handcrafted layer by layer by our skilled craftsmen. 

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Behind the construction of Espadrilles

Handcrafted Leather

Behind the construction of Espadrilles

What are Espadrilles Shoes? 

The primary feature of espadrilles is the braided jute sole (esparto rope). The handcrafting of espadrilles is generally more complex than other leather shoes, like sandals and mules.

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