I recently discovered a lovely ethical brand called Fortress of Inca who I invited to guest post on Ethical Tuesday while I’m on holiday:
Founded by Evan Streusand in 2010 after backpacking through South America, Fortress of Inca is a free-spirited shoe company that features Peruvian textiles and fine leathers in its hand-made shoes. The shoes use traditional Peruvian patterns in their designs and are made in Peru by local artisans who are paid a fair wage for their work. Fortress of Inca holds true to the belief that by paying a fair wage to these workers and using premium local materials, they are helping to support the communities from the inside-out in an economically sustainable fashion. The shoes and boots blend high fashion and comfort into versatile pieces that pair great with any outfit!
With summer in full swing, now is the time to add a pop of color to your wardrobe, and what better place to start than with your feet? The Inti Ballerina flat wears perfectly with just about any outfit, especially sweet summer dresses and maxi skirts.
The Abril Raya heel is another great option to add some color to your kicks. The nautical stripes strike a perfect balance with crisp summer whites and can be paired with your favorite shorts, skirts, or ankle-length pants.
Looking for some neutral options to transition into Autumn? Fortress of Inca has you covered there,too. Their Isabella pointed flat is the perfect complement to the rich, warm color palette of late summer and Autumn.
Another great option is the Half Moon sandal, which blends the comfort of your favorite sandals with the high fashion and wear-ability of soft, neutral leather. The Half Moon sandal is one of those styles that goes well with virtually any outfit, for any occasion.
The unique merging of modern pieces with traditional Peruvian prints and textiles makes for gorgeous statement shoes that are sure to spark conversation and turn heads, all while helping to sustain the communities that craft them.
Couldn’t agree more! Thanks for your fab post Fortress of Inca.
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