There’s a new eco-friendly shoe in town and this is one you won’t want to miss. Say hello to Camel & Leon. These little leather beauties are 100 % handmade from camel leather here in the UAE.
I have a pair of these shoes for my baby and I love them! I had a chance to discuss this unique idea with the lovely creator and entrepreneur, Florence, a mom of 3 living in the UAE. When her babies were small she had purchased leather baby shoes on a visit back home. She loved the way they fit and decided to buy more as her babies grew, however, being back in Abu Dhabi, she could not find shoes of the same quality anywhere. Recognizing the gap in the market, she had wrestled with the idea of importing. In the end she thought she would just make them herself.
Looking for the perfect leather to use, she headed down to the tannery in Abu Dhabi. A place that prides itself on its production of high quality camel leather. The tannery creates the leather using only environmentally friendly technologies, guaranteed metal-free. The shoes are 100% biodegradable reducing the environmental impact long after you are finished with them.
The shoes are made with a non slippery sole which is perfect for taking those first steps. What I love about them (besides the fact that they are so cute) is that they fit the foot so perfectly. I can’t tell you how many times I have lost one shoe because the little one took it off when I wasn’t looking. These stay on! Both feet! The sizes range from Newborn to 3 years old. So if you are looking for shoes for your little ones, look no further. These also make great gifts for friends here and abroad. Camel leather baby shoes from the UAE – now that is a unique gift. For more information or to place your order visit the Camel & Leon Facebook page.