OSAY the label

O S A Y - Our Stories Are Yours - is a lifestyle label showcasing 'La Babouche' loafers and other essentials, handmade with soul, skill, and love, from the Mediterranean to the world.

Each pair of La Babouche loafers is carefully handcrafted by master artisans Moez and Mansour in the historic 'Medina' of Tunis, Tunisia, using only the highest-quality recycled leather 'scraps' or manufactured leather 'excess'.

La Babouche is inspired by the 19th Century popular indoor shoe in the Middle East known as the 'Rihya'. Both women and men would wear it for special occasions.

Today, our team has modernized "the Rihya" into a sleek, contemporary, elegant, and comfortable - every day and everywhere - shoe.

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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.

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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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The products in this collection are made with at least 50% recycled or upcycled materials.

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

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