Made in China since the Qing dynasty: Beijing shoemaker taps into the future


BEIJING (Reuters) – In an ornately decorated building in central Beijing, cobbler Cai Wenke painstakingly makes shoes by hand in a process that has hardly changed since the business first started in 1853.

Cobbler Cai Wenke puts the finishing touches to a ‘thousand-layer’ cloth shoe at the demonstration workshop of the Neiliansheng shoemaker in Beijing, China August 7, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Neiliansheng has made shoes with traditional ‘thousand-layer’ soles and hand-stitched fabric uppers since the Qing dynasty, which ruled China until 1912.

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