Shoes Have Names

At Boutique by Shelter

Monday 27th April 2020 - Sunday 3rd May 2020

Every shoe tells a story

Jo Cope and charity Shelter come together at Boutique by Shelter in a truly unique collaboration for London Craft Week. This very special exhibition celebrates the positive change that Shelter has made to people struggling with homelessness or bad housing. Shoe designers from across the UK and Europe worked with individuals who faced homelessness to understand their story and future hopes. The resulting shoes represent the ‘positive steps forward’ made by individuals and families.

Each shoe, or pair of shoes, created by the designers will be named after a person who has been supported by Shelter. Shoes traditionally have names to positively identify their individual styles. To own or put on a special pair of shoes is also symbolic of ‘having somewhere to go’, while shoes also offer practical protection comfort, as should the home. In contrast, people facing homelessness can lose a sense of personal identity and safety.

The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the thousands of people tackling evictions, poor housing conditions, landlord issues and homelessness. But Shelter gives hope. With the right support and by working together, people can fight bad housing and make a positive change.

See Shoes Have Names at the Boutique by Shelter store at Coal Drops Yard April 27 – May 3.

Boutique by Shelter,Coal Drops Yard,Stable Street,King’s Cross,London, N1C 4DQ London Shoes Have Names
  • Location

    Boutique by Shelter
    Coal Drops Yard
    Stable Street
    King’s Cross
    London, N1C 4DQ

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