DONE by Matea is an ethical, slow, and sustainable handmade leather footwear and accessories label. All items are designed and handmade by Matea Gluscevic in her studio at The Mill, Adelaide, Australia.
Local, recycled, end of job and low impact materials such as; cork, kangaroo leather, vegetable tanned leather and recycled rubber are preferred.
Matea Gluscevic is a qualified shoemaker, having completed a Cert IV in Custom Made Footwear in 2011 and a Bachelor of Visual Art Specialising in Sculpture and Installation in 2013. She is also an artist, promoter and art director; her other work can be seen here.
WHAT DOES MADE-TO-ORDER MEAN?
Made-to-order means that your item starts getting made once you place your order. All items are made to order unless stated otherwise. Please allow up to 3 weeks for your item to be made.
DO YOU SHIP WORLDWIDE? AND HOW MUCH IS SHIPPING?
Yes! International shipping is available at checkout.
All shipping is calculated by weight. Domestic Australian is starting at $10, or Express Domestic Australian starting at $15. Or, a "studio pick up" option is available at checkout if you live in Adelaide and want to pop in :)
NZ Shipping starts at $30.
Rest of the World is approx $40.
WHAT MAKES DONE BY MATEA ETHICAL, SUSTAINABLE AND SLOW?
ethical ~ all shoes and accessories are designed and made by Matea in Adelaide, SA. There are no sweatshops or factories involved in the construction of items. All materials are sourced from small local businesses.
sustainable ~ nearly all materials are either recycled, recyclable or natural fibre or a combination, with 70% of the adhesives used in construction being water based. Studio waste is recycled where possible.
slow ~ all shoes and accessories are made by hand on a made to order basis, so there is no wastage of materials or product. The materials used in the construction of items are selected with consideration of their hardwearing properties, so your item will be able to last as long as possible.
HOW ARE ITEMS MADE?
All items are completely made by hand. This means that all materials are cut by hand with scissors or shears and no pre-made components are used, everything is made from scratch.
Matea designs on the last, cuts patterns by hand, skives uppers with a knife, sews them on a leather sewing machine, and lasts shoes by hand with lasting pincers. Soling is attached using a veldtschoen and/or cemented construction method, finished manually on a bench grinder and polished by hand.
Traditional construction methods create character and will result in slight variations between end products.