Bridge-Bit Cactus Leather Vegan Loafer | Black
by Ross Oliver
The Bridge-Bit Loafer started off as a concept design back in 2019, and took design inspiration from the Clifton suspension bridge. Following a year of meticulous refining, the Bridge-Bit Loafer was officially released Spring 2021 and shortly after, was nominated for footwear designer of the year award.
- Upper: Cactus “Nopal” Leather
- Hand stitched apron
- Fully lined with black Cactus leather
- Handmade brass finished Bridge Buckle
- Blake stitched Construction for a lifetime of wear
Low profile rubber sole
Step 1- Where possible, always try and use a shoe horn to prevent any stress or damage to the shoe.
Step 2- When shoes are not in use, use shoe trees to help maintain shape, absorb moisture and soften creases as they dry out.
Step 3- To maintain the leather, Ross Oliver recommends regular use of care products such as a good conditioning cream or polish.
Recommended Care Schedule:
- Daily use: weekly applications
- Weekly use: monthly application
- Monthly use: quarterly application
Handmade in England by traditional British artisans, using sumptuous and sustainable Cactus leather, this design echoes tradition, originality and modernism. Cruelty-free & vegan.
Cactus Leather: Mexican company Desserto offers eco-friendly innovation by creating a leather made from the nopal cactus, which grows locally in Mexico and needs hardly any water to grow. This alone makes it a winner over animal leather, which is very water-intensive. The founders of Desserto have said that the use of this material, in the place of animal skins or traditionally made synthetic leathers, may result in a 32-42% reduction in plastic waste, depending on the amount of cactus used.
The material is made from an organic cactus-derived formula, with a backing made from recycled polyester and recycled cotton. It is made to last: with a focus on durability, the company has ensured that the textile is resistant to water, rubbing, and tearing. It also has a smooth, high-quality finish.
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