Joppe Besseling is an artisanal shoemaker based in Utrecht, the Netherlands with a focus on sustainable shoes and other leather goods.


While studying at art school Joppe got more and more interested in the craft. After trying out several different disciplines he got into shoemaking which developed into a true passion.


The artisanal shoe world is one with a lot of tradition and a lot of beauty. I aim to show that beauty to a new public by making artisanal sneakers. Using modern design and traditional techniques.


I recognize the need for more sustainability in fashion that's why natural materials are used for the making of my products. I don't work with seasonal collections and try to make timeless pieces. Which are only made to order to avoid overproduction and create waste. 

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