Handmade???

I have just seen a video about handmade shoes, claiming that the factory makes them handmade.

OK – DOES SOMEONE REALLY BELIEVE THAT THOSE SHOES ARE HANDMADE WITH THOSE DAMN HUGE, NOISY MACHINES?

Come on. We, traditional shoemakers created and built the image of “handmade”. How come that people accept to use it from factories? Moreover they talk about craftstmanship and craftsman, and you see a machine operator, who is obviously a kind person, but please.. not a craftsman. That means more than this.

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Sure, I admit, that ¬†handmade shoes take a long time to finish, so not everybody can afford them, but I believe “handmade” is a kind of common brand name – it shouldn’t be used by other “brands”, right?

3 thoughts on “Handmade???”

  1. Can you please post a link to the video? I am trying to learn about handmade shoes using machines and would like to see a video with craftsmen working on machines as well. Thank you!

  2. I agree with the sentiments from koronya – hand made is by hand not something you hold and put under a machine. The origins of leather work and many of it’s traditional skills still practiced today outdate most if not all machines.

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