The Catalyze Podcast

Peter Sacco and Adelante Shoe Co.

Episode Summary

Peter Sacco is the co-founder of Adelante Shoe Co., a cobbler to customer shoe company based out of Boston that works with craftsmen in Guatemala to produce shoes at the living well line. Peter wears a mustache because he is serious, but doesn’t take himself too seriously. He founded Adelante Shoe Co. because our world faces massive social problems, and he doesn't trust government or existing corporations to solve them. Peter believes that capitalism can be used to reduce income inequality or exacerbate it, depending on who is at the helm. He loves people, culture, and travel. Peter’s vision is to raise the bar on acceptable business practice everywhere by growing Adelante into a $100m/year business. In this episode we discuss his journey with creating his business, the living well line he co-created, the connection between craftsmen and customer, and how capitalism and social entrepreneurship can be used for good. P.S. This episode was recorded in 2018 but other than the dates, the content is all super relevant.

Episode Notes

You can find Adelante Shoe Co. here:

Website: adelanteshoes.com
Instagram: @adelanteshoeco
Facebook: @adelanteshoeco