A dream come true! To design my own beautiful range of shoes with a sustainable and ethical ethos: ‘Shoes with a Conscience’. I’ve been working with my fellow, local business owner Lizzie at Made the Edit to design the ‘Charlotte Bow’ Kitten heel sliders, which have a ‘No Waste’ ethos as they are Made to Order. Our aim is to help change the world ‘one shoe at a time’. Less fast fashion, more sustainable choice. Our sustainable shoes are super comfy, easy to walk in, designed with a range of useful colours to make maximum impact. Here are the details on our sustainable shoe launch:
The ‘Charlotte Bow’ kitten heels come in 4 colour-ways: Rose, Gold, Silver & Lilac. £195.
Order by 30th April for delivery mid-June 2021. (They are true to size). Something for all style personalities, a true classic with a twist.
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My aim was to design sustainable shoes that are:
- Pretty, feminine, yet totally wearable
- Work across multiple looks
- Are a twist on a trend, but have timeless appeal
- Have a sustainable and ethical ethos
This shoe collaboration represents a fusion of our love for fashion, but also our desire to help slow climate change, by inspiring people to make better, more sustainable decisions.
To make a stand against over production, Lizzie & I will ensure these shoes are produced as:
- Limited editions, small quantities.
- Using an ethical supply chain in Italy; artisan workshops with fair salaries.
- No sweatshops.
- High quality, durable leather & suede, to ensure they last.
The colours are designed to appeal to many style personalities, I wanted something for everyone. A classic style, with a twist!
Rose suede – Charlotte’s signature ‘pink’
Lilac suede – fashionable elegance
Gold – decadent summer must-have
Silver – cool & sassy.
Lilac suede + black bow
Here is our design story:
December: samples arrived in pink and black.
March 16th: Design session using the samples and trend inspiration for 2021. Finalised the upper leather and suede colour-ways in rosa suede, lilac suede, gold metallic glitter, silver metallic glitter. Agreed satin bow colours.
April 9th: Approval of sketches in our new colour-ways
April 16th: Shoe LAUNCH!
Thank you so much for your support. Please order with @madetheedit by 30th April for delivery mid-June. Click here for Made the Edit’s sustainable and ethical ethos.
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Charlotte & Lizzie x
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