Monday, 7 June 2010
Kitty Cooper designs beautiful English original shoes, ethically manufactured in London. At Kitty's Boutique, you'll find delightful decadent shoes ranging from platforms trimmed with 1930s sack cotton or courts made from outrageously vivid 1960s curtains. Her mission is to provide a glamorous alternative to traditional 'eco-styled' footwear. The brand's motto is 'Beauty and Ethical shouldn't be a contradiction'. So true!
Kitty Cooper is a first class Cordwainer's graduate from the London College of Fashion and has had great experience of dealing with vintage fabric from working on Portobello Road. What inspired Kitty is how, in past eras, beautiful things were cared for and people's attitude was to 'make-do-and-mend' their treasured pieces, unlike the throw-away culture of today.
Kitty Cooper shoes are hand made by a family business in East London and most components are sourced and made within the UK. All of the fabrics, ribbons and trims are vintage materials ranging from the 1920s to the 1970s. Plus, their leather shoes are tanned organically!
Not to mention, their packaging is made from 100% post-consumer recycled, non-bleached paper, and a their shoe bags are organic, fairtrade, non-GM cotton.
Prices start at £245, but considering the workmanship that has gone into each pair, her shoes are competitively priced. For long term wardrobe investment, you can’t beat these shoes for quality and style.
Kitty Cooper is green at its most glam!