more knowledge about sustainable and ethical fashion
About me / About business or organisation:
I am a shoe designer with my own label that was launched in 2005. I design hand-made limited edition luxury ladies' footwear using my signature fish skin leathers which are a by-product of the food industry. I started my career in shoe design after 12 years as a successful investment banker by which time I was a director and senior advisor to some of Europe’s largest retail and luxury goods companies. After the birth of my twin girls, I decided to move away from logical steps of climbing the corporate ladder and pursue a long-time dream of becoming a designer. During my time in banking, I found it difficult to find elegant yet wearable shoes for real women - women juggling careers, children and social lives. I learnt the craft of pattern making at London’s Cordwainers College and also through hands-on internships at shoe factories. My aim is to create chic and wearable shoes for the modern woman and raise consumer awareness about ethical issues in the fashion industry, from materials to manufacturing, so that more consumers will be able to make educated choices when it comes to disposable fashion.
Career history / Company history:
Graduated from Princeton with a BA Honours in International Relations.
Worked in investment banking for 12 years specialising in advising some of Europe's largest retail and luxury goods companies.
Primarily self-taught shoe-designer after undertaking evening pattern-making classes and factory internships
Comment Wall (1 comment)
You need to be a member of Ethical Fashion SOURCE Network to add comments!
Private Label manufacturing Australian Owned Portuguese luxury individually hand crafted men,woman & children shoes Proudly Made In Portugal & Exported From Portugal Also Available sneakers,loafers,sandals,pumps,wedding footwear,etc For designers we can develop your amazing ideas to the exact footwear your wanting. and create your own unique label. Your success is our success. Development Process, Concept-Design-Prototyping-Quality control-Production. Available is a huge variety of materials and technical know how,which allows your imagination to open a large range of possibilities that makes any ideas materialize. email@example.com Skype m.m.luxury.shoes