Well, we didn't win the Footwear Designer of the year 2017, but what an absolutely brilliant achievement for us to be a finalist of the prestigious Footwear Industry Awards - 'The Oscars of the shoe industry'.
We are so proud to have been nominated for the award - especially as it was for the fabulous designs of our shoes. For any footwear designer, it's a dream to be recognised in this way for your ideas, your vision, your style.
Of course, our customers already know and love our beautiful ballet flat shoes but it was also great exposure for us to be in front of influential industry professionals and for us to be mentioned in the same sentences as Clarks, Skechers etc. These brands of course have large budget and resources for marketing and we rely on us two beavering away in our loft studio!!
We can console ourselves with being able to tell everyone we were a finalist. And who knows what next year will bring now that we know anything is possible!!
We have finalised the designs for our third shoe collection now too, so we can't wait to show you the latest ballet flats your feet will be in love with...
Tracey and Emily xx