The Shoe Camaraderie seeks to increase accessibility to the art of shoemaking by offering DIY Kits, and in doing so, provide an opportunity to deepen appreciation for handmade goods, particularly those that are worn every day.

The DIY Kits offer a simplified process, making them the perfect introduction to handmade footwear. By focusing on sandals rather than closed-toe dress shoes, the kits ensure that participants have the highest chance of initial success, as well as gain exposure to a range of useful shoe making techniques. 

The Shoe Camaraderie was founded by Lisa Turnbull, shoemaker and footwear designer, in 2017 so as to share her skill and knowledge in this field. The DIY kits have been created for anyone interested in making their own footwear either as a once off fun project, or as the initial step in a long-term pursuit.