What could Shoe Folk be for me?
We are far from alone in our desire to be an active part of it all, or in our desire for simplicity. Our answer to both lies in the participative concept of our CraftWerk-workshops.
“Through Craftwerk-workshops you can get in touch with your creative talents and abilities, make original products and meet like-minded people. It’s time to rediscover the unfashionable value of craftsmanship.”
Walk new paths in your self-made shoes
What Shoe Folk offers consists of all the key elements of the value chain – raw material – production – distribution – awareness. The creative act is used as a social process. We open up new realms of thought through the learning of manual skills and passing on of traditional knowledge as tools for change. Together with you, our know-how becomes applicable in many areas.
“Every product is a reflection of our times”
– Victor Papanek
Who can benefit from our work?
Calling all protagonists of change
Sustainable Enterprises & Pioneers of Change
Exhibitions & Museums
Universities & Further Education Institutes
Anthroposophical Training Institutes
Youth Mentoring & Personal Development for Youth
Burn-out Prevention Clinics
Retreats & Seminar Venues
Art & Cultural Seminar Centres – summer academies
Summer Camp & Wilderness Pedagogy
Those working for women’s rights
Awareness training through practical workshops.
In the creative act, one’s own actions are reflected. New ways of doing things become apparent. Ethical and ecological aspects of production become transparent and lead to a conscious use of resources and a deeper understanding of environmental issues.
Ecological effects, protection of the environment and ethics in production: Valuable material, like leftover leather cuts, are recycled/used. Also the exact methods of production help to minimise the negative effects that otherwise ruthless industrial methods can have on the environment and society.
Our clients include the West Dean College for Arts & Craft UK, University of Agriculture and the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Vienna International School, regional school for kindergarten pedagogy, Energy and Environment Agency of Lower Austria (eNu), Attac Austria, Wear Fair Linz, Tomorrow Festival (Global 2000, Green Peace), Modepalast Vienna, Fashion School Herbststrasse and WUK – to name but a few.