She’s a beautiful blend of Dutch and Italian influences. She’s speaking Dutch, Italian and English, loves to write and of course she’s completely into shoes. And best of all; from now on she will compare all these skills as SHOEdesignmakers’ new guest blogger. A warm welcome to Manuela Boers di-Maio!
SHOEdesignmakers’ new guest blogger
My name is Manuela Boers-di Maio and I am working as a communication advisor. After a few years at the job, I wanted a new challenge that allowed me to make better use of my creativity.
I always loved fashion, and the choice to make shoes felt natural to me. Two years ago I started a course in making handcrafted shoes at the Dutch Health Tech Academy in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
I believe that products we make should make a contribution to the world, so I got interested in sustainable fashion. Using the skills learned at the Dutch Health Tech Academy, I am now working on a sustainable shoe, made with recycled materials and modern machines like a 3D printer. A very exiting process, providing lots of very cool new skills and information!
In the next year I will be a guest blogger for shoedesignmakers.com. I am exited to learn and write about the possibilities of sustainable shoe fashion and to share my experiences with an interested audience!