Nathalie Verlinden

The story of Nathalie Verlinden

The story of the Belgian shoe designer, Nathalie Verlinden, is that of a young soft-eyed teenage girl with large feet (size 39,5) obsessing about beautiful shoes. She craves for fashion and beauty and dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Soon she discovers that the world of bling is not hers. The description of the chosen materials read like a poem. The leather is ?vegetally? tanned in wooden barrels without the use of chemicals. The hides are tanned in a bath of trunk and rind, chestnut and mimosa extracts and subsequently impregnated with animal fats. Before the leather is polished with amber stone it hangs out to dry in a natural way. This process makes the leather in her creations perfectly wearable for people with chrome allergy ? the label has been granted the German SG label that guarantees the absence of chemicals.

Shop: Eugeen Bosteelsstraat 10, Aalst - order@annapops.be - +32(0)53 41 57 39 - open from Wed to Sat, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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