Octavia's designs are hand cut and handmade reducing the use of machinery, minimising the usage of energy and reducing pollution. The shoe designs are manufactured by a fourth generation shoemaker family in the countryside of Guangzhou, China with exquisite attention to detail and quality. The innersoles are made from cotton felt, so they breathe instead of a memory foam innersole (most commonly used), which does not. Creative Director and Founder, Elizabeth Zielinski, believes in maintaining a holistic business philosophy regarding social, environmental and economical sustainability. She believes sustainability not only encompasses environmental processes but also social responsibilities by empowering struggling communities as well as supporting charitable organisations.
Handmade * Social Investment * Artisan * Waste reducing
Octavia donates $5 from every pair of shoes sold from the website to CARE, an international humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring about lasting change to their communities.
When you buy a pair of Octavia Shoes you support an artisan family in China, a female entrepreneur and designer in Australia and CARE AUSTRALIA. www.care.org.au.www.care.org.au.
A beautifully hand made designer shoe has a matching velvet tie and a stylishly super slim wedge heel.
- Suede leather upper
- Leather lining
- Extended soft inner sole
- Outer sole – non slip rubber
- 70mm heel with a 10mm platform
Ships from Melbourne, Australia
Shipping 3-7 working days
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