Shepherd Shoes is a new Salt Spring business that blends the making of shoes and accessories with a repair service. It is located at 320A Upper Ganges Road (across from Merchant Mews). The brand is an artisan line of classic styles, hand crafted footwear and accessories that are produced and sold locally with an emphasis on quality.
The repair service increases the self-sufficiency of the community and reduces the need to travel long distances to have items repaired. The practice of repairing rather than replacing adds to the goal of building a resilient community and reduces the environmental impact of discarded items. This service includes shoes, bags and belts, horse tack, marine gear, tarps and any other soft goods.