Our Story & Philosophy
Coming from Hungary, where hand-crafting shoes and tailoring were once not only respected occupations, but important part of the culture, we find it important to collaborate with those rare craftsmen who are still true to the values of handmade. With the exception of the famous Budapester shoes, the art of shoemaking is now represented by only a few specialised workshops, as mass production and imports have taken over. Handmade shoes will of course bare a higher price range, however it also offers an incomparable quality. Therefore, handmade shoes are somewhat of an investment, however we believe they are certainly worth it. Having a pair made for you is truly a special treat.
We aim to align these traditional values with a conscious brand philosophy. We consider and plan every aspect of our project, from fabrics we use to all products being hand-made to making sure our artisans are fairly paid partners, working under fair working conditions. We all know each other personally and truly work as a team.
From an ecological and designing perspective our ballet flats and oxford shoes bare the specialty of overlapping upper layers design (similarly to many african and far-eastern traditional shoes). Due to the shoes' special design, we are able to use smaller fabrics and minimise our leather waste. Adding to this, we often re-use the leather waste from our shoe-making to create small pouches or we up-cycle tiny fabric pieces for jewellery.
We also use almost exclusively leathers that are 'left-overs or waste'. We work with a small family business (a lovely couple in Budapest) who travel seasonally to Italy to buy off over-produced or 'faulty' leather fabrics from the most famous fashion businesses.We are truly thankful for the support we have had from you. We receive daily messages from all over the world, which makes us not only truly happy but also motivated to keep giving you our best.