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    The Story Behind Our Boots

    The Story Behind Our Boots

            We recently had the honour of working with Megan Osburn who took these dreamy pictures featuring our Paseo and Ticuantepe leather boots. We are still blown away by your response to them and wanted to share a little bit of the story behind these gorgeous boots!
           
            When we opened up shop last year, we had 6 original sandal designs and had found one young, talented artisan in Nicaragua who agreed to make them for us. Our artisan had just quit his full time job at a shoe factory with hopes of working independently, so he could earn more to support his family. The response to our sandals in our first season in business was above and beyond what we could have imagined, and what started out as just a side job for him, quickly turned into the full time work he had hoped for. When summer started to end, we knew we had to come up with an idea to keep giving him business during the winter months. You can imagine living in Nicaragua's year round hot climate, boots are not a common occurrence, so when we explained what we had in mind and asked him to make two different styles of a shoe he had never even seen before....we were completely blown away with the results! He had created the most beautiful and timeless children's boots.
                            

     

            Because of the overwhelming response to our boots, not only was there enough work for our one artisan this winter, he was able to hire on several more cobblers to help him, providing more work for more families. It has been so amazing for us to see all your little ones enjoying these boots this fall and winter season. We say this a lot, but we are so thankful for you all and we wanted to share how you are all directly impacting so many lives by choosing to shop small with us. We can't wait to show you what Spring has in store! 

    Rachel & Allison, Xx

     

     
    Photo credit: Megan Osburn Photography.
     Dark Green dress: @aliceandames

    Orange/green floral bow: @maisielovesnory
    Blush and floral dress: @pineandhoneyhandmade
    bow: @redroverkids
    moccasins: @starryknightdesign
    boys clothes: @ryleeandcru

    A new roof for Japheth! {February-May - Adelisa & Co. Donations}

    A new roof for Japheth! {February-May - Adelisa & Co. Donations}

    As many of you know, 10% of our proceeds are donated to families in need in Nicaragua and we are so excited to share with you what we were able to do for a young family in need this month. 
    We would like to start off by thanking all of you who have supported our little shop.  When we opened up in February, we never could have imagined how fast this little company would grow and we feel so blessed!  We are so thrilled you are loving and appreciating the beautiful work done by the artisans here as much as we do.  Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in the Americas, and our goal in starting Adelisa & co. was to not only support these artisans, but to help the many families in need that we come in contact with while working here.

    This month we teamed up with a small organization called NicaChild that helps families in need on a monthly basis.  Recently, the Rojas family’s 5-month-old baby Japheth joined the program.  After both parents contracted dengue earlier this year, their wish was to install a false ceiling in their home.  This would not only protect them and baby Japheth from the heat, but also help create a safer environment, providing them protection from harmful mosquitoes that carry diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, and zika.The vast majority of people here live in homes simply built with discarded materials, dirt floors, and share one room with several family members.  We are committed to making lasting and meaningful donations that will have long-term benefits in the lives of the people here and are looking forward to making more donations that improve living conditions for young children and families living in poverty.

     

     While the needs in this beautiful country can sometimes be overwhelming, we know that making a difference in the quality of life of even one person is so worth it. Building this for Japheth’s family would not have been possible without all of your support, so thank you so much to everyone who contributed to this donation by making a purchase during the months of February until May.  We are so excited to see other lives touched by working together with all of you.  Thank you so much for helping this young family!

    “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

    Charles Dickens

    xX, Rachel & Allison

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