Collaboration: Blue Print Amsterdam x Signed by You

Collaboration: Blue Print Amsterdam x Signed by You

In the world of sustainable fashion and artisan craftsmanship, some of the most surprising and inspiring collaborations come to fruition. This time, two special brands joined forces to create a unique piece: the Cath boot, a product that not only promises style and comfort but also tells a story of creativity and reuse.

On one side, we have Signed by You, a name synonymous with innovation and sustainability in the footwear industry. Their expertise lies in using surplus leather, also known as "rescued leather," to craft beautiful shoes that are not only unique but also have a positive impact on the environment. With a dedication to craftsmanship and waste reduction, Signed by You has built a reputation as pioneers in their field.

On the other side, we have Blue Print Amsterdam, led by the talented artist Celia Geraedts. Celia's fascination with denim and indigo began during her time at Levi's, but her true passion was ignited during her stay in Japan, where she delved into the world of natural indigo dyeing techniques. Her love for the artisanal process and her deep understanding of storytelling through products have made her an authority in her field.

The collaboration between Anouk from Signed by You and Celia from Blue Print resulted in a masterpiece called the Cath boot. This boot is not just an accessory but a symbol of creativity, craftsmanship, and sustainability. The exterior of the boot combines reclaimed (grey or dark blue) leather with dark blue suede, creating a unique and stylish look.

"What really makes this boot special is the interior," says Anouk. Here, Celia applied her magic by beautifully dyeing natural canvas with indigo, using the traditional Japanese method she has mastered. This canvas even had a past life as an old curtain before gaining new life as the lining of this exclusive boot.

"The collaboration between Signed by You and Blue Print Amsterdam goes beyond just the joint product they have created. It's about the fact that both brands share a common DNA, with a deep respect for craftsmanship and sustainability at its core," says Celia.

The result is not just a pair of shoes but an artwork that tells the story of reuse, craftsmanship, and the power of collaboration. The Cath boot is now available online, allowing lovers of unique and sustainable fashion worldwide to enjoy this special piece. It's an example of how creativity and dedication to sustainability can come together to create something extraordinary that is both beautiful and meaningful.