Happy Monday everyone! I know it's not Friday but it's the beginning of a new beautiful week... remember new opportunities are waiting...
Today I would like to share with you this quote that I really like...
What I really love about them... is the fact that they contain someone's personal history...I find myself wondering about their lives. I can never look at a garment... without thinking about the woman who owned it. How old was she? Did she work? Was she married? Was she happy?... I look at these exquisite shoes, and I imagine the woman who owned them rising out of them or kissing someone...I look at a little hat like this, I lift up the veil, and I try to imagine the face beneath it... When you buy a piece of vintage clothing you're not just buying the fabric and thread - you're buying a piece of someone's past.”
― Isabel Wolff, A Vintage Affair
This quote is about the vintage clothing but it got me thinking about Gucio shoes.
A bit of history about Gucio shoes...
They are designed and made until today by Slawek Piwowarczyk - the owner and founder of the company. He originally made them for his own children, because he couldn't find anything worth buying. At the time he didn't know that will become his passion and his career. He then started making shoes for his friends' kids and so on...Initially the shoes were made in his small 3 bedroom unit (bathroom, kitchen and anywhere where they could find space to do it). Slawek always mentions his wife as a big part of the family business, she is behind all the logistics. 20 years on and the business is going strong, selling in many European countries as well as America and Canada, recently Columbia and of course now Australia.
Slawek is still passionate about his shoes and his shoes are a truly art of work.
I feel very proud to be a small part of this amazing story. And I feel very privileged to work with Slawek and his wife Beata.
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