LCD is especially proud to carry Brother Vellies, the only footwear line to win the latest, highly covetable, CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund award. The line's owner and creative director is Aurora James, an intuitively stylish Toronto native who employs shoemakers from all over Africa to share their traditional crafts with her brand's global audience. South Africa, Kenya, and Morocco are just a few of the countries currently contributing their unique styles of sandals to the women’s line. Think furry slips-ons from Morocco and leather-soled Kenyan flats with woven denim ribbons as laces. James sources labor and materials during her bi-monthly trips throughout Africa, where she's recently partnered with the United Nations Ethical Fashion Initiative to streamline production facilities and secure proper living wages for her producers in Kenya. A lover of textiles with a passion for travel and efficiency, James and Brothers Vellies has only just begun their surely inspirational journey to fashion giant status.