There are truly so many great shops over on Etsy, especially eco-friendly ones. So I was very excited when I was contacted by the mom behind Kaboogie! Kaboogie makes baby shoes, moccasins, wristlets and more all from repurposed leather (the shoe soles are made from new suede). I think it is great when someone can find a cool way to reuse things! Why does she do this? "The pieces I recycle are headed for the landfill, or in bulk rag shipments to third world countries. I'd much rather see them have new life as baby shoes to hand down and pass along!"
I was sent a pair of baby moccasins to borrow so that I could get an up close and personal look at them. The pair I looked at was the same style as these, only a darker brown. (the photos I took were fuzzy).
Firstly, they are adorable, just look at them! I really love the fringe. These moccasins are incredibly soft too. The uppers are made from repurposed suede and the soles are made from new non-skid suede. I wish my twins were younger because these would be so cute on them. (They've entered that terrible twos, everything is a tantrum phase). You can also find other baby shoes there, like these pretty pink Maryjanes. Wouldn't these look great on your little princess?
Now Kaboogie is more than just shoes. You will also find leather pillow covers as well as purses and wristlets here. I love the look of this Cherry Blossoms Wristlet.
Everything about his bag is recycled! The flowers are made of pink recycled suede, the branches of cream recycled leather and the bag of brown recycled leather. Even the brass zipper is reclaimed!
Kaboogie is offering free shipping to all Green Mama's Pad readers. Just leave a comment here and then when you place your order put "greenmamaspad" in "message to seller" and Kaboogie will refund your shipping.
So hop on over to Kaboogie to see what she has. If you comment here telling me what you like, you may just earn extra entries into some of my Earth Day Blog Party giveaways!