The Adelante Journey

When I was a student at the Fletcher School, Dean James Stavridis told me that the key to international security is to build bridges, not walls.
By this time, you might have eaten all of your Easter candy... but I have just experienced my first Semana Santa, Spanish for Holy Week, here in Antigua and am still in awe of this beautiful cultural...
A couple of years ago, the term fast fashion meant very little to me — cheap, mass-produced clothes that move quickly from the runway to stores to keep up with trends. Since my work with Adelante...
If you were to tell me three years ago that I’d be walking through a maximum security prison in Guatemala while breaking bread and drinking Coca Cola with the leader of one of the most dangerous...
I clambered aboard the Adelante ship nine months ago. I use the word “clambered” in this metaphor because I did not leap gracefully or commandeer with clear direction. The Adelante vessel had...
This month, we’re sharing why Adelante is #WorthStandingFor -- offering a glimpse into the stories and lives of the craftsmen making your shoes. Today, we’re introducing you to Horacio Álvarez, a...
This month, we’re sharing why Adelante is #WorthStandingFor -- offering a glimpse into the stories and lives of the craftsmen making your shoes. Today, we’re introducing you to Julio Cesar Valle...
Greetings from Guatemala! Antigua, Guatemala, to be more specific. I won’t judge you if you had to Google Antigua, Guatemala, but I will judge you if you aren’t at least contemplating a trip down...
Marketing is difficult, especially when you aren’t a marketer by trade; lucky for me the Adelante story is naturally compelling. It is a story of connection and respect that echoes of broad sweeping...
If you told me two years ago that I would found an artisan shoe company that is redefining social enterprise, I’m not sure I’d believe you. But if you’ve followed our journey, you’ve watched this...