Chapter 03 - Searching Manufacturers Around the World
One of the most common questions we have in-store is “where are the products manufactured?”
We love the concern that our customers have for ethical production and we took this into consideration when we were planning the label. But finding the right people to work with us wasn’t an easy job.
In fact, it was a challenge that took us almost 4 years to find the right partners. The challenging part was making sure we would be working with people who share similar values with us. We were after high-quality craftsmanship, fair work conditions, and flexibility to start a small collection.
We went to Brazil, we tried Vietnam, we made some prototypes in China and some attempts in Indonesia. In Vietnam, we were able to get started with our accessories line. But, it was only in Portugal that we found everything that we needed for our shoes.
Visiting factories may sound exhausting but the reality was that we got to know amazing countries, people and cultures. Being exposed to different cultures is such a fantastic experience and we could balance all the work with a bit of fun. In the end, it’s all inspiration to keep designing more.
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