Who Made Your Shoes? Otto Made Mine… #OttoMadeMyShoes

March 5, 2015

All photography by Em Grey

So, you remember how a few weeks ago I told you about a company I have fallen in love with called The Root Collective? Well, I had the unbelievable privilege, honor, and pleasure of being a “model” for their spring / summer 2015 collection photoshoot! AHH! GAH! When Em (the photographer)聽and Bethany (founder of The Root Collective) asked me to be a part of it, I was seriously blown away and so humbled.

I, of course, jumped at the chance and had a BLAST doing the photoshoot. As strange as this sounds, it was actually very much out of my comfort zone and all that… but it was really so much fun.聽

It was also a BLAST to see some of the shoes from the new collection from The Root Collective that launches TODAY!! AHH!!! 馃檪 I kinda want ALL the shoes. (Use code SPRING for 20% off now through Sunday!!!)

I wanted to share some of the images from the shoot, plus some of the images of Bethany and Em’s recent trip to Guatemala to see Otto (the shoemaker), his team and the women who weave the gorgeous fabrics!

Enjoy!

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Love the ladies who lunch…The Root Collective Spring - Summer 2015 Collection Launch (12) The Root Collective Spring - Summer 2015 Collection Launch (13)

And now, check out some of the amazing images that Em took in Guatemala.聽The Root Collective Spring - Summer 2015 Collection Launch (14)

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Otto’s team… love seeing so many men staying out of the gang life and working hard.
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The women who weave…The Root Collective Spring - Summer 2015 Collection Launch (22) The Root Collective Spring - Summer 2015 Collection Launch (23) The Root Collective Spring - Summer 2015 Collection Launch (24) The Root Collective Spring - Summer 2015 Collection Launch (25) The Root Collective Spring - Summer 2015 Collection Launch (26) The Root Collective Spring - Summer 2015 Collection Launch (27) The Root Collective Spring - Summer 2015 Collection Launch (28)

Love Otto’s smile!
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Here’s an AWESOME video that tells the story of The Root Collective better than I ever could…

The Root Collective — Walk the Vision from Em Grey on Vimeo.

What about you? What’s your favorite pair from the new collection? Go check it out and take a look! And ask… who made YOUR shoes? (Use code SPRING for 20% off now through Sunday!)

 

*this is not a sponsored post. I wasn’t compensated for the photoshoot. I did receive a complimentary pair of shoes as a thank you for participating. I truly love and believe in this company and want to shout their message from the rooftops!