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Here on the Unconsumption Tumblr we champion the idea of repairing things, or, as our friends at Do The Green Thing like to say, “stick with what you got.”
This story in the Houston Chronicle (related video above) about a Houston-based shoe craftsman earning the shoe repair industry’s highest honor [from the Shoe Service Institute of America (SSIA)] made me think I should call attention to SSIA’s Web site — it’s a resource for not only for repair, but for choosing quality footwear in the first place.
Via its site, the SSIA — motto: “If the shoe fits, repair it” — provides information about shoe care and the names of repair professionals throughout the U.S. The site also features an ”ask the experts” forum where questions, such as “Can dog-chewed women’s shoes be fixed?,” can be submitted and discussed. Check it out.
(Disclosure: I’m a fan of both repairing things and Shoe Savers, the recipient of the SSIA’s award and the business featured in the video and Houston Chronicle story. Shoe Savers has prolonged the life of three pairs of my favorite shoes!)