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GIFT WRAP
Throughout the build up to Christmas we are offering a free gift wrap service on every purchase. Luxury wrap for beautiful shoes & boots, ready to sit under the tree or simply as a special treat. What nicer way to receive your shoes?!
Halloween
So lovely to see all your spooky pics over on Instagram this Halloween, thanks for sharing them with us. Here's a few of my favourite spooky shots...
 

MADE IN ITALY
Currently all our shoes are handcrafted in England by my husband Tom. We have our own workshop in East Sussex, where everything is made, from the pattern cutting to the stitching to the lasting and finishing. However, for a while now we've been planning to move some of our production to Europe. Why? well, there are several reasons but the main one is that as we've grown it's got more challenging for one man to make all our shoes and boots by hand. Until now we've only been able to make a very limited run of our styles and often a lot of the collection we don't make at all. So, with the idea of trying to make our shoes and boots more accessible and more available, especially key sizes which are usually sold out (and to save a little of Tom's sanity) we are moving some of our production to Italy. As we move forwards our classics will be made in Italy and our exclusive made to order styles will still be hand crafted in England. This means that we'll be able to carry stock of everyone's favourite boots and Tom can focus on making the more special pieces which can only be made by hand with a lot of love and attention. 
 
Behind the scenes it's taken a while to source the right factory to partner with. Having researched various manufacturers in Spain, Portugal and Italy and I'm happy to share that we've been working with a supplier in Italy who just like us are a small family business of artisan shoe makers making high quality childrens shoes. Together we've been re-working our favourite and classic patterns: Jackdaw boot, Wren boot and Swift shoes. And in about a weeks time (5th Nov) the first fruits of this partnership will be arriving at our workshop and will be available on-line. It's an exciting time for us, a new chapter in our journey and I'm looking forward to share the new collection with you soon... x Fay
RASPBERRY PLUM

What could be more fun than our shoes together with the flamboyant designs of Raspberry Plum?! It's a perfect match. Their AW18 collection is expertly teamed with our Swift shoes in Gold, Wren boot in Pewter, and Jackdaw boots in Red & Nude or Black & Nude; the most stylish innovative designs inspired by the celebrated dance company the Ballets Russes. 

COMING SOON...

Ok, so next up on the workbench as part of our made to order series will be some mini leopard print saddle shoes in Tan or Raspberry to match our ACE boots. Watch this space as they'll be available to order shortly...

 

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MABLI

What could be more gorgeous for autumn winter than the snuggly handmade knits of Mabli ?! We have been fans for a while and love their subtle tones, heritage style and like us they have roots of manufacturing here in the UK. Our black Wren Boots perfectly compliment the styling of their new collection. Thanks Mabli xx

 

 

WILD FAMILY
A story about friendship, family, boots and a rusty pick up... It's a visual story I've been wanting to tell for some time now, a bunch of kids "living" off the back of a rusty old truck out in the fields.
 
When I say it's a story about friendship and family, it really is. We had so many friends, neighbours and my own two boys involved which made the shoot even more special. It really is my very own wild family. And what I like more than anything is when you photograph brothers, sisters or besties there's no mistaking that bond and it shows through in the images.
As for the location, we shot it in the village where we live so once again it felt like home and somehow just that little bit more personal. Combine all of that with the last rays of summer and the magic of Laura Jenkinsons (@tickingstripe) natural, vintage style photography, what could be better?!
You can check out the full story in our look book section of the website... eagle eyed folk amongst you will spot some new boots styles will will be available at the end of October...
Thanks to the crew: Laura, Bernie, Connor, Shea, Giddy, Flynn, Eva, Erin, Mia Rose and Olivia. 
 

 

SHOOT WARDROBE

For once we're able to keep things really local for our photoshoot, so local in fact that we were able to use the new workshop as a base for changing and set up. Nested amongst the shoe components and machinery was a gorgeous rail of clothes and props ready with all our favourite brands: Bobo Choses, The Animals Observatory, Main Story, Raspberry Plum, Wolf & Rita, and the most fabulous selection of socks. Clashing prints, colours all mixed together with all our favourite boots. Perfect.

NEW WORKSHOP
Once again we have moved workshop and hopefully it's the last move for some time. We've moved super local to us to a lovely unit in the Old Dairy in our village in East Sussex. It's a stones throw from home which should make life easier for Tom the shoemaker and it's also the nicest workshop space we've ever been in. So, it's time to step up and make this place nice. Here's a bit of a peek into the new space. Hopefully I can give you a tour when it's finished in a few weeks time...
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