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Student Profile – Mariam Rehman

Mariam first joined our 3-day intensive shoemaking course back in 2012, since then she has devoted herself to growing her shoe empire!

She started her shoe brand Stratford Street Shoes, inspired from her time in London, and now she produces hand made shoes soulfully designed and handcrafted in her home, Pakistan.

Mariam is truly an inspiration, she joined our 3 day course back in 2012 (before we offered our 10 day course designed to help people start their own shoe businesses). All she had was an idea and a love of shoes and now she is the owner of an internationally successful footwear brand.

I remember meeting Mariam, she brought me some heels and embellishments from a shoe market in Pakistan and she told me she wanted to start her own brand. I love meeting people like this, she is ambitious, smart and truly wonderful to be around. It came as no surprise to me that she became a huge success back home in Pakistan in no time at all!

Here's what Mariam had to say about her experience at I CAN MAKE SHOES:

"When I took the 3 day footwear course with Amanda, I had just come with the intention of learning the shoemaking process. Being the inspiration she is, not only did she give me great insights into the whole process, she also encouraged me to start up my own brand and since then, my brand has transformed from being an online presence to a physical studio for footwear. So kudos to a great program and an amazing mentor❤" - Mariam 2017

learn shoemaking for yourself

I created a free 40-minute online course called 'Introduction to Shoemaking' to show how easy home shoemaking can be and to give you a little taste of what I Can Make Shoes is all about.

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If you are wanting to dive a little deeper into the world of home shoemaking, my online Footwear Masterclass is one of the most popular shoemaking courses in the world!! 🌍 (Casual brag! lol)

The course covers how to make shoes from scratch including heels, flats, boots, sneakers, sandals, and more. The thing that really sets this course apart from others is that it's specifically designed for total beginners and requires very little in the way of tools & equipment, there's even a bonus module on how to start your own shoe brand. To make getting started even easier, the course comes with a FREE Shoemaking Starter Kit, delivered to your door, anywhere in the world! 🌍

We are a tight community and regularly limit our intake to ensure the best experience for our students - so if our enrolment is closed I would recommend you sign up for our FREE Introduction to Shoemaking course while you wait.

Happy Shoemaking, Amanda xx

Pssssssst.... If you want to have a look at the shoes our students have been making, give us a follow on Instagram.