We stumbled upon this awesome gem while web crawling for the latest cool things in Fashion from the diaspor and we have not been disappointed one bit with this find. Cut from cut from unique vintage and antique hand-woven Moroccan rugs and leathers, TEN & Co oxfords stand out like no other we have seen. These stunning footwares are created from rugs bought at auctions, souks, Marrakech flea markets and the Atlas mountains.
According to the company they are “handmade in small batches by a cobbler in Marrakech, our shoes combine a classic Oxford with the vibrant colors and patterns of North Africa. TEN & Co. designer Tory Noll stumbled upon a tiny shoe shop in Marrakech and on a whim had a simple oxford made with a couple scraps of rug. When her friends (and people on the street) wanted their own, she decided to go back Morocco and make a few more.
Since then, we have created several limited edition runs, ranging from earthy oranges and tan suedes to hot pink with patent leather detailing. Since each style is made from one rug or woven blanket, every shoe is unique and bears the beauty and idiosyncrasies of the many hands that made it. We are committed to simple, functional design and supporting the skilled craftsmen who make our shoes. Above all, we aim to create beautiful, wearable footwear that creates a new narrative of classic design.” This is a perfect holiday gift item and has our approval of one of the most fashionable finds of our 2012 best African fashion web find.