For this second event, experienced shoemaker Mackendy Smith and Christelle Chignard Paul spoke about the trajectory of their respective initiatives, Mak pa nou for the former and Atelier Calla for the latter.
A Quarter Century as a Cobbler
Mackendy Paul recounted his early experiences in cobbling. He also shared the challenges he faced, including fires in his workshop on Rue des Fronts-Forts in 2003 and 2004 due to political turmoil, and the looting during the riots of 2008. During his presentation, he sp