The beginnings of Wootten began when current cordwainer Jess’ dad began training as a shoemaker in 1975. After 20 years of business in Moorabin, Melbourne Jess and his Wife Krystina moved the business to Prahran, Melbourne where they have been established for the past 5 years hand making beautiful, classic, quality leather products with the help of their employees Dan and Jeff.
Their inspiration is to continue the traditional craft in a world where so many products are bulk manufactured. Their unique work space has the shop at the front of the building, however the workshop is immediately behind it and visible behind two glass doors, "so you can see and hear us tinkering away making our products."
Their beautiful products are made with the ethos ‘good things take time.’