"I have been in the fashion industry over 25 years pushing the boundaries to find eco luxury goods," explains shoe designer Rebecca Mink. "In the year 2000 I created my own option for footwear making sexy, fashionable, quality vegan and eco friendly shoes available to everyone."
After being shown the door by sixteen factories all refusing to even consider manufacturing such a shoe - it had to be completely cruelty-free, animal-free & made from recycled & sustainable materials - she met Marco Gambassi, whose family has been crafting shoes for generations for the likes of Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Dolce & Gabbana & Christian Louboutin. While undeniably dazzling and downright sexy (fans include Natalie Portman & Rosario Dawson), Mink shoes are equal - if not slightly superior - to their leather counterparts. "Machine-tested for durability, Mink shoes outlast their conventional counterpart thanks to Italian engineering," adds Rebecca, "and all without harming animals and the planet."
Purchasing info at MinkShoes.com.
- Lesley Scott