Based in Brooklyn, this brand of traditional African footwear was founded by Aurora James. All her footwear, including boots, shoes and sandals are handmade in South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya and Morocco. Most of the leather shoes use Kudu leather, an animal by-product that is a result of a governmentmandated culling due to over population. (The meat is sold at local markets or donated.) James also uses Nile Perch, Springbok and Rabbit, all of which are sourced in Africa and are entirely by-products from the food industry. Leftover leather from making adult shoes are saved for Brother Minis, the brand’s line of kids’ shoes.