Fashion Revolution Week 24th-30th April | #whomademyclothes

About 60 pairs of hands are involved in making a pair of boots. From conception to hand-finished product.”

This week is Fashion Revolution week and we are supporting their global campaign to change the way clothing is sourced, produced and purchased. A revolution that loves fashion but not at the cost of people or the planet. As a small family business we want to inspire people to think about the fashion and footwear they have in their lives by designing a collection of beautifully considered shoes and boots, each with a story to tell as well as a practical purpose. For customers this means making a choice to buy better quality, less often, knowing where their purchases are from and who has made them.

Components of a boot - Fashion Revolution 2017

Our boots and shoes are all individually handcrafted in a family-run factory in Elche, Spain, an area steeped in shoe history. We are committed to the traditional methods of shoe manufacture to give vibrancy and meaning to our collection. Choosing classic design over passing trends and using the finest materials and traditional methods of pattern-making to create beautiful timeless pieces.

Crafting boots - Fashion Revolution 2017

The world of shoemaking is one that requires great craftsmanship, time and creativity. From the first sketch, to the complex calculations of a hand-carved wooden last and the final polishing and packing stages of the production line. It is all done by skilled hand, every step of the way, for each individual pair of shoes or boots. We spoke to Jose Vicente, the general manager of the factory about why he makes shoes for a living.

José Vincent, general manager of the factory in Elche

How did you get into footwear production?

This is a family business, my father (José Padre) started working in the local cobblers in Elche as a young boy. He is still involved in the production but I have now taken over the general management of the factory.

How many hands is a pair of shoes passed through before it gets to the customer?

About 60 pairs of hands are involved in making a pair of boots. From conception to hand-finished product.

What is your favourite thing about making shoes?

The product development side of the business, we bring new designs to life. A linear sketch becomes a beautiful 3D boot or shoe.

What is it that makes Spanish shoes so special?

 They are handcrafted and made with love!

Describe the town of Elche in 3 words.

Footwear, palm trees and sunshine!

Elche, Spain - Fashion Revolution 2017

Because we know what goes into each pair of shoes we try to make sure that every pair is well looked after all the way along the supply chain. We are always happy to try and get things repaired and rejuvenated or to find a good home for any pairs that come back to us.

We love what we do and aspire to make a difference, no matter how big or small.

Take a look at www.fashionrevolution.org to see what is happening in your local area, or to host your own event.

Join the Fashion Revolution 2017

SS17 Trends | Dream in colour

Spinning on our feet, in a technicolour beat

The spirit of calm from infinite, pacific blue seas set against the delightful pink haze of a sailor’s summer sky and the warm golden glow of sunshine filled moments.

Styling this season is uncomplicated and elegantly playful. With a careful and considered approach, a palette of contemporary hues and beautiful enduring design fit seamlessly into an existing wardrobe to put a spring in your step.

Clothing silhouettes are loose and relaxed with an air of cool. Wide leg trousers in soft fabrics, flowing florals, frills, pleats and ruffles are worn with clashing pastels, retro prints and plenty of metallic shimmer. Hems are raw, trousers are tailored and rules are flouted as the lines between day and eveningwear become ever more blurred.

‘The latest addition to the neutral family, a ‘new nude’ bringing a flattering, feminine touch to a classic palette’

Blush, baby and powder; delicate pinks put a rose tinted filter on the season ahead. Soft chalky pink tones are the latest addition to the neutral family, a ‘new nude’ bringing a flattering, feminine touch to a classic palette. Soft suedes are sophisticated and stylish set off against the crisp white sporty sole of Jessie or the natural rope of our luxurious ‘Falcon’ espadrilles.

Water colour washes reflect the summer spirit of drifting through cloudless skies and watching the waves roll onto white sandy beaches’

From the dramatic and sophisticated impact of inky blues to the calming properties of aqua tones, blues are synonymous with summer. Water colour washes reflect the summer spirit of drifting through cloudless skies and watching the waves roll onto white sandy beaches. Fresh pacific blue suede injects a soft spring hue into denim days.

‘Change it up and make a statement with animal prints’

The simplicity and warmth of organic tones are as much part of the natural landscape as they are the foundation of our wardrobe; they are easy to style and easier to wear. Change it up and make a statement with animal prints from the mixed neutral tones of snake print and the modern monochrome texture of appaloosa to the fun floral snake prints seen on Jude and Fennel.

‘The beautiful leathers catch the light wherever you go’

Soft metallics bring with them a golden glow, adding a fun shimmer and shine to your every day look. The beautiful leathers catch the light wherever you go, whether you are basking in the light of the day or enjoying the moonlit evenings.

Freshen up your spring wardrobe with a pair of our spring shoes or boots.

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