Our journey started in 2015 in Addis Ababa when we stumbled upon a gentleman in a barber shop wearing the most amazing leather boots. The question that always strikes one’s fashion sense would end up marking the beginning of TD:
“Where did you get those from?”
We were then led to a small shoe factory, where a team of highly skilled craftsmen produces Ethiopian leather products. After laying eyes upon the process, we came to the conclusion that we wanted to create our own style of footwear using Ethiopia’s finest materials and craftsmanship translated into European style and design. One year and many refined models later, TD was born.
Let us tell you a story!We are proud to work with local designers and shoemakers to ensure our boots & shoes are truly authentic. Our commitment to ethical trade and investing in our country of origin means we will never make our shoes anywhere else. Our bootmakers work in a proper factory, in good conditions and we pay a fair price for their craftsmanship.
Our mission for the future of TD is to create shoes that not only look great but also help local communities in Africa while supporting the longevity of sustainable fashion. As we grow, we will share with you exactly which projects and organizations we will be helping out so that you know precisely what you are supporting by wearing TD's on your feet. So let's bring TD leather boots to the world together and make sure that the future of fashion is sustainable and honest!