Our journey towards transparency and sustainability led us on a long and winding journey to our incredible Ethical Manufacturing Partners in Brazil and from Autumn Winter 2022 onwards, China.
One of our core brand pillars as a business is to be CONSCIOUS. We believe that as a brand and as a producer of goods, we have the responsibility to the earth and to the consumer to operate as sustainably as possible. For us, this meant that working with a supplier that we could work directly with, and one whose values aligned with our own was a non negotiable.
We are proud to be partnering with a female-led and owned manufacturing partner from Dongguan, China. Our ethical manufacturing partners have signed our Code of Conduct agreement, based on the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) standards and best practises, as they too believe in the importance of operating with ethics and sustainability at the forefront.
It was important for us to partner with factories that would allow us the freedom and flexibility of creating our own unique lasts, heels and upper patterns. Another key factor for us in finding the perfect manufacturing partners, was being able to work closely with the factory and the team during the development, pre-production and production stages of manufacture.
We are able to communicate frequently during the development process and conduct virtual ‘fit tests’ to ensure the perfect fit and shape. Footwear is a predominantly hand-made product, and our shoes pass through many talented hands on their journey to you. The quality of Bronwyn Footwear is a credit to the talented team that hand makes them.
We can’t wait to develop one next collection with our talented makers, so we can continue to celebrate their incredible work and showcase their talents.