Meet our partners from around the globe! Find out all about the people who make our collections and where they are in the world. From Portugal to the Philippines to India, our makers are amazingly talent craftsmen with a passion for traditional techniques. Our collections support our makers to achieve economic independence and feel empowered through our fashion projects.
For centuries Portugal’s shoemakers have been crafting some of the finest footwear across the world. The term Made in Portugal has long been a guarantee of quality craftsmanship in the shoemaking field. Portuguese shoemakers have long been passing on traditional leather craft and cobbling skills from generation to generation. In Guimarães in the north, families of shoemakers are still producing footwear using traditional methods.
Globally consumers now look for high quality and unique designs above fast fashion, especially since the pandemic. The love for lasting craft and style, that’s what shoemakers in Portugal offer the world.
We work with a family-run workshop where their key focus is on traditional shoes handcrafted by Portuguese artisans. When we design a new collection every detail is closely considered. The design and elegance but also comfort must work with technology and handicraft to offer our consumers that exceptional pair of shoes.
We are very proud to sell shoes with the label Made in Portugal. A beautiful history of shoemaking where handicraft, design and high quality is at its core.
Notadaydream is a social enterprise in Manila that empowers women through the creation and marketing of unique handmade accessories with beautiful, handwoven textiles from the Philippines. The products are made by ambitious women from Tondo, Manila who are able to send their children to school because they can work as bagmakers.
Notadaydreams supports and empowers women in the local weaving communities in the Philippines by using only local handwoven fabrics in their sustainable line of products. Owners Sheri and Martine’s mission is: empower women, empowered women. They believe it’s all about a circle of empowerment.
Together we can make a difference and by collaborating with Notadaydream to create our pouch collection we proudly help supporting the women of Tondo. #givebag
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Purchase your favourite style pouch. Your purchase directly supports ambitious women entrepreneurs and allows them to train and to become bag makers. With this pouch they can now realise their and their children’s dreams.
HAND BLOCK PRINTING
The traditional process of hand block printing on textiles has been practiced in Jaipur for hundreds of years. The art of block printing has been passed down from generation to generation within families and communities. Designs are very carefully carved by hand into the wooden blocks. The physical block is the design for a single repeat which is then stamped in rows across the fabric. Each color in the design is carved into a separate block. Block carving is in itself an art requiring years of apprenticeship to gain mastery and is done entirely by hand.
We closely work with a small workshop that employs an amazing group of very skilled artisans from the villages around Jaipur. We make our clothes from environmentally-friendly materials. For our upcoming dress collection we use Modal, a plant-based textile. The material is soft, durable and biodegradable. Before the printing process begins the fabric is washed first to remove all the starch.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Shop the dream collection. Your purchase directly supports the block print artisans in their livelihood. In addition, it helps to tell the story of block printing and keep the market alive.
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