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Nida Lu Handmade

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Nida Lu was created from a romantic gesture...An American girl traveling the world meets a Turkish Boy running a famous Tree House Hotel.  Boy buys girl some traditional Turkish shoes, the rest is history.  Fifteen years of marriage later, they‘ve traveled the world, started three businesses, birthed two children, Nida & Lu, and returned to the shoes that started it all.

About Nida Lu's Products

Being an ethnically mixed family, Nida Lu wanted to bring the culture and traditions from Turkey back to the US.  Nida Lu has close relationships with the families and artisans making their products, and source ethically, using sustainable materials, real leather, recycled yarn and all-natural dyes.

About Nida Lu's Shoes 

Nida Lu's shoes are handmade using a 700-year-old Turkish shoemaking technique.  They design in-house and work with a family of artisans in Gaziantep, Turkey, where they've been crafting shoes for generations.  Nida Lu uses five different kinds of leather, all organic and natural dyes. Each shoe is first moistened to soften the leather, making it pliable, then sewn together with cotton thread that has been soaked in beeswax.  This crafts a unique and well-formed shoe that will last a lifetime.  We hope you enjoy Nida Lu's magic shoes created from love!

About Nida Lu's Rugs

Rug weaving is an essential part of Turkish culture passed down from mother to daughter.  All of Nida Lu's rugs are one of a kind and handwoven by women in agricultural families.  When they are not busy in the fields, the women weave to bring in an income for their families.  Nida Lu's rugs are made from repurposed vintage Kilims with re-spun recycled yarn and all-natural plant-based dyes.  We hope you appreciate Nida Lu's selection of rugs and the creativity, symbolism and stories each one will bring to your home!