Retail Focus: Fortress of Inca Puts People First
December 16, 2015
I’m excited to introduce a new HGC-approved brand, Fortress of Inca, a footwear company based out of Austin, TX that is dedicated to sustainable production, intricate design and putting their employees at the top of their business priorities. Fortress of Inca is a fashion for good company that puts people and perfecting the process first.
In 2004, founder Evan Streusand discovered his first pair of Peruvian boots on a trip to South America and instantly fell in love with the look. He decided to combine the look of traditional Incan textiles with the silhouette of the modern boot and Fortress of Inca was born. Ten years later, the brand is still thriving, and the company continues to dedicate it’s work to creating beautiful handmade products through sustainable business practices while ensuring employees get an excellent work environment.
So how does a company put the focus on people? The shoemakers in Peru get paid fair living wages, they are guaranteed safe working conditions as well as adequate time off through consistent factory audits, and by simply working directly with the team to discuss what makes them happy. For more about the Fortress of Inca story, click here.
Photo by HGC. Love the tan Cameron Oxfords on Kristi and black Cameron Oxfords on Carli (left).
In love with these Fortress of Inca Palomas in Caramel & Navy, $215 USD. Click here to shop. Don’t forget to use the code HOLIDAY10 for 10% OFF your entire order throughout December! Offer ends in Jan 3, 2016.
The Fortress of Inca line is still handmade in Peru
to this day, and brings together the finest quality materials with fair trade practices and sustainable production to offer a free spirited line of stylish and high-end quality shoes. All Fortress of Inca products are made with the finest natural materials including wood and leather.
Mo wears Weekend Casual suspenders, The Giving Keys brass classic necklace, and Fortress of Inca Titi cuff. Kristine wears Craft’d Handmade infinity scarf, Kurandza bangles, Cotton On Foundation bracelets, Fortress of Inca Cameron cross-body bag in silver and OTZ espadrille linen shoes.
In addition to the design detail and savvy color schemes, I really love the men’s shoe selection too. The men’s Clemente Hi-Tops are super stylish as well as the men’s Pinto boot in tan.
Photo by HGC. Mo (left) wears the Fortress of Inca black Titi Cuff and Kevin wears the Clemente Hi-tops in navy and brown (right).
Photo by HGC. Kevin and Carli getting silly in our HGC Holiday 2015 photo shoot. Carli wears the Fortress of Inca Cameron cross-body bag in silver.
Photo by HGC. Whoa! Love love love these Fortress of Inca Lena Cut out heels- super comfy and super stylish. They go perfect with the Fortress of Inca Titi cuff in black (bottom) Forever 21 two-toned sunnies, and CANNED GOODS M-cuff in silver and gold (center).
For the women’s styles, the favorites list doesn’t end! If you like any of these rad styles, don’t forget to use the code HOLIDAY10 for 10% OFF your entire order. FREE SHIPPING too. Offer expires on January 3, 2016 so hurry!
My HGC-approved favorites include:
1. Lena Cut Out- Love these! I don’t know about you, but holiday parties are just around the corner (if not in full effect already) and I like to dress up but also be able to walk after dancing around for hours. These Lena Cut-outs are sleek, super comfy and perfect for the next New Year’s Party!
Price: $240 USD
2. Cameron Oxford- Awesome for city girls and country girls alike. Whether you’re in LA where the weather really doesn’t change, or trudging through snowy roads- these Cameron Oxfords are perfect for any time and any day wear. They go perfect with skinny jeans and some layered flannels, and they also look cute paired with leggings and a sweater dress.
3. Paloma Flat- LOVE this style. Here’s a classic style for work and for play. I love flats and I love this unique design of the Paloma. It’s artsy and professional and a lot of fun.
4. Adriana Coco- Great staple in black for every outfit. The design of this shoe is so on-point. This bootie would look perfect for any body shape and height. It can be worn with a mini dress, capris, skinny boyfriends, or even tom-boyish overalls. You name any look, and the Adriana Coco will be the perfect statement shoe.
Price: $240 USD
To find out more about the Fortress of Inca brand, visit the website here, and follow the brand on Facebook
Photo by HGC. Mo and Kristine looking super cozy in their reds and navy colors paired perfectly with Fortress of Inca accent pieces.
Mad about plaids up close and personal. These festive patterns look perfect with a strong Fortress of Inca statement cuff in black (Titi Cuff on left)
All photos courtesy of Fortress of Inca unless otherwise noted
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