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  • A much needed update...
  • Alana Deukett

A much needed update...

Hello, it's been a while since I updated my blog, so I hope 2016 is treating you well so far!

To let you in on a bit of 'behind the scenes' info, over the past few months things have really slowed down for Luludu as production has come to a short halt in Cambodia. You see, when I visited Phnom Penh in 2014 I had trained three wonderful talented ladies at tonle on how to crochet the shoes (who you can meet here), but I also found a local shoe maker to hole punch and glue the soles together.

For over a year she did a wonderful job, however a few months ago she moved overseas, leaving us with the task of finding someone to fill her (ethically made crochet) shoes.

This may sound easy in theory, but in reality it has been very difficult. There have been people putting the wrong size sole onto the base, they've left leather hanging over the sides of the rubber, and the glue has been easily unsticking from around the edges. All things which we just can’t accept – especially after the crochet work has already taken 6+ hours to complete, and all the money that was spent on materials would be potentially lost

Rachel and her team have spent many months testing different glues and techniques (shoe making is tricky business) but unfortunately we are still not quite there yet. We are hoping to find a solution in the next few weeks, and once we do, the store should be filled back up in no time.

I have had to stop taking pre-orders until things are back up and running again as understandably not many people want to pay for a product and not know when they are going to receive them, but I will be sure to let all my subscribers know as soon as I know more.

In the mean time I have a few other topics that have been on my mind including how we think of waste, how we shop and modern day beauty standards, so it won’t be too long before you hear from me again!

In some personal news, I'm continuing to grow this little one of mine, and am starting to prepare for a cozy winter birth. I don’t know about you but I’m definitely looking forward to some cooler weather after a pretty warm summer season (although I did get to rock my Luludu’s often which is always a bonus)

Until next time,
Alana x
  • Alana Deukett

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