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Shoe Making at Edward Green


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Edward Green
75 Jermyn St

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Edward Green’s flagship branch open their doors for a special day with Andy Peach, master hand sewer, demonstrating the technique and handwork that goes into making their iconic shoes which are still constructed in Northampton.

Northampton has been closely associated with shoemaking for centuries, and is still home to some of the world’s most respected practitioners of the making. The craft tradition is still a core part of the process, with much work completed by hand or by traditional machinery, requiring care, attention and skill. Edward Green shoes demonstrate an unusual degree of handwork: the calf is cut by hand, uppers are hand-lasted and the brand’s characteristic antiqued patina is painstakingly created through layers of handwork.