This is the mold that houses a custom designed buckle shape. The hot metal material is then poured into this mold to make the buckles.
People have this image of big factories with lots of people in an assembly line making things, but it is really more like a small group of craftspeople working on specific things to perfection. I have separate factories for making my heels, outsoles, zippers, leathers, etc. It's my job to coordinate all of these people to put their work all together into one Ruthie Davis shoe....xoxo