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Brother Vellies

New York-based sustainable footwear label

Brother Vellies

71 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
+1 718-389-3809
Mon-Sat 11:00–19:00
Sun 12:00–18:00

Brother Vellies was founded by Aurora James with the goal of introducing the rest of the world to her favorite traditional African footwear, while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs within Africa. Handmade in South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya and Morocco, Brother Vellies creates boots, shoes and sandals in styles that maintain the spirit and durability of their ancestral counterparts.

Currently based in Brooklyn, Aurora finds herself traveling to and throughout Africa - most regularly South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, and Morocco - every few months to work with local artisans, to experience the continent's diverse culture, and to discover new inspirations for the brand.

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