úkata+ is my personal project which aims to help sustain Mexican craftspeople and Mexican Crafts, by incorporating craft into mainstream fashion product.
More on úkata+ Huaraches soon.
I had originally included other footwear designs besides Huaraches which incorporated other Mexican crafts such as hand woven ikat textiles and beadwork.Bbut working with artisans from different parts of such a big country was challenging, not just because of the physical distance, but also the informal and non digital work culture.
It was also challenging to get complicated factory development since hand made materials are often not as strong, or of consistent quality as industrially made replicas.
I hope to pick this project up again with new designs one day.