Design duo Peterson Stoop takes apart iconic vintage sneakers and mixes them with natural materials like cork and leather.

Jelske Peterson and Jarah Stoop's method of working has quite a bit going for it. Used shoes are thoroughly cleaned, taken apart, relined and provided with new soles. By producing ethical footwear, Peterson Stoop wants to steer the industry towards a more sustainable future. At the same time, it provides insight into shoe reuse and care.

During this project, the duo chooses a shoe from the existing museum collection that inspires them. The next step is to apply the PetersonStoop identity and making method to it: linking sustainability, reuse and classic shoemaking techniques to a new vision. The project primarily makes use of the stitchdown, tub sole and other stitching machines in the Maaklabs.

Jelske and Sarah worked in the LABS on: July 6, 7, 13 and 20