Blake Stitched, Bologna & Cupsole trainer Constructions
Le Marche, Italy
Our family run, artisan factory in Le Marche excels in tradition. Skilful hand finishing and time honoured shoe making techniques have been passed from generation to generation.
The factory specialises in high specification formal footwear, with Blake-stitched and Bologna constructions, but they are also masters of clean cut casuals with hand antiqued finishes. The level of craftsmanship and attention to detail make Italy an ideal choice for new concepts and ranges, including our Sweeney Vintage collection and retro hiking boots.
Made in Italy
Blake Stitched & Cupsole Constructions
With a long standing tradition in casual footwear, our factory in Portugal produces many of our favourite Iconic styles and is a master of casual boots and trainers. The family run business has a fresh approach to design; highly skilled traditional craftsmanship is supplemented with innovation and a desire to explore new processes. This, in turn, has granted us the opportunity to create unique products and finishes, such as our dip-dyed boots and trainers.
Made in Portugal
Elche is a region in southern Spain renowned as a hub of shoemaking. The region has a plethora of small specialist factories with unique skills passed from generation to generation. We have hand picked our artisan factories for their individual specialist constructions; espadrilles, moccasins, boat shoes and slippers, using local natural materials and highly skilled craftsman with time honoured techniques and traditions.
Made in Spain
Goodyear Welted Construction
Chennai, Southern India
Based in Chennai in Southern India, our family run factory group is accredited for its exacting, high ecological and ethical standards. With over 50 years of experience in traditional shoe making, the factories are masters at Blake Stitched, Norwegian welted and are considered to be among the best in the world for the Goodyear welted construction.
The major difference is that the highly skilled craftsmen have also mastered the Italian art of Tamponato and hand finishing, producing high quality footwear with a hand built depth of colour and unique antiqued patina.