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ABOUT US

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WHO WE ARE

Zapateria is the Philippines’ first creative hub for footwear design and development that aims to foster the industry’s new generation of independent shoemakers. It serves as a center for creativity and ingenuity expressed through the practice of great craftsmanship, and is open to serve aspiring designers, makers, footwear entrepreneurs, and hobbyists who are interested in learning the craft of shoemaking.

WHAT WE DO

Our creative process is founded on the heritage of craftsmanship integrated with contemporary creative design expressed through quality footwear. We also serve as a craft studio that aims to preserve and pass on the expertise of our artisan team to the next generation.

We work with seasoned artisans, creatives and innovators, driven by the goal of showcasing Filipino craft and building the talents within and beyond the world of footwear. We are based in Marikina, and our engagements span across the Philippines and reach makers around the world.

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