E I T H E R / O R is a collection of leather footwear ethically handmade in Mexico.
The collection embodies an effortless vintage nostalgia that comes naturally to designer, Paige. Much of her inspiration comes from family heirlooms and a desire to live simply. The timeless craft of shoemaking was something she wanted to revive and revere, turning to Mexico for their incredible leather finishing and skilled handwork.
Paige loves her shoes the most when they are well worn and hold memories of their travels. After working for years as a shoe designer in New York, she decided to leave the fast-fashion world and start a brand that focused on quality at an inclusive price. Joined by her husband TC and their 1 year old daughter, they got to work and launched E/O.
Selling direct-to-consumer gives them more freedom to run the business ethically. They employ a social cooperative to weave custom textiles, use the best quality vegetable-tanned leathers, pay beyond fair wages and offset their shipping carbon footprint. They also use post-consumer, plastic-free packaging.
Selling direct also means you save the traditional retail markup!
E I T H E R / O R is committed to making a social and environmental impact by building a product that lasts.