THE BEGINNING OF ELI'S BOOTS
Eli's Boots is a UK-UAE brand named after a very special little boy called Elijah. We are dedicated to producing the highest quality, unique baby leather shoes using traditional craftsmanship to fit the modern tot. Eli’s Boots seeks to create a brand which offers eco-designed collections: vegetable tanned nappa and camel leather, certified chrome free leather and recycled packaging.
We sourced our leathers from the best tanneries in the world. The camel leather is from one of the most renowned tanneries which leads the way in the development and use of camel leather. Our nappa leather is the same that Hermes uses for their gloves. Our leather is a by-product of the meat industry and we could not be prouder of the work that went into establishing these great relationships.
Eli's Boots came about one simple afternoon when at six months pregnant, Eli's mum was walking around the mall looking for some shoes for her soon to be born prince. She saw a lot of designs of varying qualities and one constant theme; hard soled shoes for new borns. Now don't get us wrong, they looked adorable but she knew that a new born's foot should never be constricted in hard soled shoes. It got her thinking, she herself loves shoes and she had a collection which she has maintained over many years, largely due to the quality of the shoes. Many women were like her. Why then did this high standard seem to slip when it concerned the feet of the most important people in our lives, our babies?
She set up about researching the baby shoe business and dusted off her sewing machine.Over many months she did some research, asked friends and families for advice and tips. The first step for her was obvious… finding the best quality leather there was. Her search would take her to some of the world's best family tanneries (more on that later). Nearly a year later and many bumps across the road, Eli's Boots was open to service little feet.
It is all about precision and that is our most important starting place. When something is handmade, it is made by the same person from start to finish and great care and love goes into every piece. The quality of our work is of a very high standard and we invite you to discover our craftsmanship. Each material we use speaks to us and we are interested and passionate about changing these materials and making them into our collection at Eli’s Boots. We hope to metamorphose our materials into the designs you see and in doing so share our perspective, energy, vision and qualities such as hard work and ethic.
BECAUSE EACH PIECE CARRIES ELI’S NAME, WE CARE AND WANT THEM TO BE THE BEST REPRESENTATION OF WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE REPRESENTS TO US.