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

The working method of Jelske Peterson and Jarah Stoop has quite a lot going for it. Used shoes are thoroughly cleaned, taken apart, re-read and fitted with new soles. By producing ethical footwear, Peterson Stoop wants to steer the industry toward a more sustainable future. At the same time, it provides insight into shoe reuse and care.

During this project, the duo will choose a shoe from the existing museum collection that inspires them. The next step is to apply the PetersonStoop identity and making method to it: pairing sustainability, reuse and classic shoemaking techniques with a new vision. The project primarily uses the stitchdown, tub soles and other stitching machines in the Make Labs.

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