June 16, 2017

Happy Feet

Brother Vellies spreads the love

No question Brother Vellies has style. The brand‘s feather-trim heels, fox fur clutches, and metallic boots are exactly what cool girls want to wear now. But there’s a whole lot of substance, too. Its shoes and accessories are handmade by artisans in South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Morocco using sustainable leathers and eco-friendly vegetable dye. “I founded Brother Vellies with the goal of preserving the shoemaking craft in Africa and creating new jobs,” says founder Aurora James.

The brand’s first collection began with a velskoen, a traditional African shoe that paved the way for the modern desert boot. To locals, they’re called “vellies” (hence the name). It’s expanded to include colorful shearling bags, delicate sandals, and even “minis,” an offshoot for kids.

This Saturday, TenOverSix hosts a trunk show with James, who’ll have more of her current collection in tow. Summer cocktails provided by Midnight Rambler, and we’ll be there, too!

The Details: 1511 Commerce Street. Complimentary valet at The Joule Hotel. 2–6 p.m. RVSP to amanda@tenover6.com.