Umeboshi Celebrates Earth Day with Cydwoq
April 20 2012 @ 12:00:00 PM
Tourist - (men's) $325
Also just arrived...styles Arrow, Decade and Hook for women!
With Earth Day around the corner and new arrivals just hitting the shelves from Cydwoq, we thought we'd take the opportunity to highlight Cydwoq's environmentallly friendly approach to design and business practices.
"From a young age, Rafi was taught by his father to appreciate the quality and artistry of vegetable-tanned leathers. To this day, these early lessons have stuck as rolls and rolls of the best Italian hand-painted leathers line the walls of the CYDWOQ factory. Natural choices dominate the “ingredients” of our products. In shoe construction, the uppers are hand-lasted to the leather insoles using water-based, biodegradable glues. Once inspected, the shoes are packed in our distinctive cotton bags and recycled cardboard boxes.
Most shoe companies make only the uppers and get the components from third parties. At CYDWOQ, our factory manufactures the complete shoe with 90% of the components (e.g., heels, insoles, outsoles, wooden soles) constructed in-house.
We take inspiration from nature, and our efforts to preserve and protect the environment are our way of returning the favor"
This approach is not only integral to creating such beautiful and unique footwear, but is easier on the earth and leads to happier, healthier employees.
Handcrafted in California
April 16 2012 @ 12:00:00 PM
Most of the Spring & Summer stock has now hit the shelves! This is great news for all of our local customers who are able to drop by and see our curated selection in person. For our loyal online shoppers we are working hard to get those product shots up and ready for the website. With so many vibrant colours and breathtaking silhouettes this season, you'll be in for a treat well worth the wait!
Watch this space as we post all of this season's selection!
April 12 2012 @ 12:00:00 PM
The Filippa K philosophy is based on the values Style, Simplicity and Quality. By combining timeless simplicity with a contemporary edge, Filippa K offers a style for people living modern busy lives, seeking clean design, wearable and combinable clothes with best quality.
Claudia taupe $249
Carmen taupe $225
Della tan/gold $249
April 8 2012 @ 12:00:00 PM
April 2 2012 @ 12:00:00 PM
Argila is one of our perhaps lesser known, but most loved brands. Not only are the styles irresistible, blending traditional men's wear detailing with feminine curves and silhouettes, but the integrity of each shoe is remarkable. If the buttery soft veg-tanned leathers aren't enough, the quality of construction and undeniable comfort are sure to convince. And to top it all off, these wonderful designs are all hand crafted in the small island of Meroca, Spain; a place where women have long been valued for their role in the shoe industry. Here these skilled craftspeople take pride in each step of the process, from sewing patterns, to paper-filling each shoe in the final packaging stage.
The Spring/Summer arrivals are just as lovely as always, and are already flying out the door!
a-859 ochre $335
a-853 jade $325
a-872 black $325
a-823 taupe $335