Sunday, 26 July 2009
Calling all shoemakers - I need new contacts!
I am frequently contacted by clients who are looking for one-off shoe designs to be made, or very small sample runs.
I will only get a factory involved in sampling if a client can place a bulk order -in the 100's for a formal footwear design, in the 1000's for athletic or casual footwear designs, this is because it simply isn't worth the factory's while to make such small amounts of production - they make a loss.
But I do like to help everyone who contacts me and I can if they are happy to work with a shoemaker.
My usual contact for one-off shoemaking is the lovely Trevor in Leyton, but he appears to have vanished! If anyone reading this has an up-to-date number for Trevor, I'd really appreicate it if they could contact me; also if anyone reading this is a shoemaker, with a workshop and has the facilities and skills to pattern cut and handmake shoe designs to order, I'd be very interested to hear from you, from time-to-time I have projects of this nature that I'm willing to pass on.
(Photo credit: Springline lasts)