Rich buttery cream is the best way to describe the color and leather of my Fortress of Inca shoes. The company’s collection of leather footwear is not extensive but the quality of their products is solid and beautiful. I have had my pair for nearly a year and they have only gotten better within that time.
This particular style is sold out but you can find similar here or here.
Fortress of Inca was created to provide a US marketplace for handcrafted shoes made in Peru. The company has worked with family-owned and operated factories since their establishment in 2010. They believe strongly in quality craftsmanship, timeless design, fair wages, and good working conditions for all workers.
If you live in Austin, TX you can go to Fortress of Inca’s brick and mortar shop. If not, you can still shop online through their website or visit one of their many retail partners nationwide.
One of my colleagues liked my shoes so much, she became a convert and now we are Fortress twins! Her Carmen Style is still available for purchase.
October is Fair Trade month, making it a perfect time to dip your toe into exploring ethical clothing. Pact Apparel is a fair trade company that makes basics for men and women out of organic cotton. They sell casual bottoms, colorful tees, cute socks, cozy hoodies, and underwear. They also make comfortable and timeless dresses for ladies. Best of all, they are very affordable with most everything on their site under $50!
Men’s Crew Neck Tee and Classic Hoodie (make sure to check out their sale section too!)
The classic Black Wrap Dress can be styled numerous ways because it is such a versatile piece. They also have a gorgeous fit and flare dress. Both dresses are only $40 each.
I am also really loving their cable sweaters and cardigans. The best part? In honor of fair trade month, shipping is free and you will also receive 20% off if you spend $100 or more using the discount code “fairtrade.”