Make your own special slippers with sustainable deer leather.
This is a DIY Kit that allows you to make soft and breathable quality deer leather slippers at home.
Choose Your Color. This kit comes with two colors of leather and two colors of sewing thread. You can make your own slippers by combining leather and thread. Easy for Beginners. The kit comes complete with all materials and tools, no sewing machine required. You can make it while following the how-to videos and the illustrated manual’s instructions.
Natural Deer Leather
Deer leather is stronger and softer than cowhide. It has a smooth texture, it is breathable, and soft enough to wear barefoot.
This product natural deer leather, which comes from deer that are being put down to prevent damage to agriculture and forestry. We want to cherish the lives of wildlife that are unavoidably captured, so we use their leather as a resource without waste. These are sustainable slippers that make you feel the connection between nature and people.
Deer Leather Material “Oze Deer Project”
The Oze Deer Project was founded by Shoko Koyama in 2015 to use the lives of the deer effectively, which were rapidly increasing in Oze National Park and being put down as well as discarded. Currently, the skins of deer, wild boar, and bear that have come from the Oze Area and spread out to the Okuaizu Area, are tanned and processed into leather. They plan, produce, sell leather products, and hold workshops ect.
Paper pattern making “KANNOEN”
KANNOEN, a leather shoe workshop in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, made the paper pattern for the slippers. The leather shoemakers created an original slipper with a well-designed pattern that is easy to wear and easy for beginners to make.
This product is made to order.
Please note that the thickness and color of the leather may vary due to the natural deer leather. We believe that scratches and stains unique to wildlife are part of the beauty of living with nature, as well as the material itself.
We have an optional slippers-tailoring service for customers who want to wear our finished product after receiving them.
Price: 24,200 yen (tax included)
Tailoring service 5,000 yen (tax included)
Color: red, yellow
Material: deer leather
Size: One-size-fits-all (22cm-26cm)
TEZKURI MARCHE-ART is a brand of craft products created through the collaboration of craft studios in Fukushima Prefecture and materials with background story. As we believe that the appeal of our products lies in the stories behind the materials and the makers, and we share the appeal of Fukushima through the people and materials involved in manufacturing.
TEZKURI MARCHE General Incorporated Association
We started our activities in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. Aiming to make Fukushima a place where both local people and visitors can happily spend time, we hold events for handmade goods, as well as community development activities in cooperation with the government, as well as plan and sell original products.
Planning and Sales Agency
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