Maki Sandals

The story of Maki Sandals is rooted in culture, lifestyle and good company.

The name ‘Maki’ comes from the endemic maquis vegetation found along the Mediterranean coast; short evergreen shrubs and trees that make the backdrop to every Mediterranean story.

Eren and Selim, wife and husband, graphic designer and architect, always had an attraction to the culture and lifestyle surrounding the maquis vegetation, where they have always enjoyed the captivating overlap between urban and Mediterranean ways of living.

Maki Sandals was born from a desire to create a product that would pay homage to the ease of the Mediterranean and its culture of ancient craftsmanship; while re-imagining the artisanal handmade sandals particular to this geography from a fresh design perspective.

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Workers are paid a living wage; no child labour or human trafficking is involved in the production of the collection; the factory is compliant with all local environmental regulations.

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Hides or textiles in this collection are sourced as a by-product of the food industry, population control of wild animals, and/or free-range farming.

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This collection is entirely made in the designer’s studio and/or by an artisan collective of fewer than 10 people.

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This collection has been produced on a small scale, with environmentally sensitive production methods; the constituent materials have been sourced sustainably, and conserve biodiversity.

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All packaging in this collection is recyclable, recycled and free from petroleum based plastics.

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