May 07, 2019
All Tracey Neuls shoes and accessories are handcrafted by small family-run factories in Portugal. We work with one factory for leather soles and one for rubber sole production, no middlemen involved.
Like different types of restaurants, their techniques and ingredients are different: we visit them personally and meet the artisanal makers who create our products from scratch. The way Tracey designs is very rare and our production is small, which ensures complete transparency.
VISION & EXPERTISE
Tracey Neuls designs shoes that are unique both conceptually and materially. She personally discusses her vision with the artisanal makers to ensure they have a first-hand understanding of her designs.
When we call these factories 'family-run', we truly mean it: we have met sisters, fathers, aunties and granddads chatting by the sewing machines and shoe glue pots. They're incredibly experienced and we value their craftsmanship that allows us to create the most demanding designs, such as the iconic BIGTOP.
The only leathers we agree to use are those coming from small family-run tanneries in Italy, selected for their ethos and ethical treatment of animals. As sad as it may sound, cruelty against animals is visible on their skin: using only whole cowhides with no scars is one of the ways we ensure that the animal was treated humanely.
We use natural vegetable dyes to tan our leathers by hand, so there is no industrial toxic waste involved. All production happens in-house with no outsourced labour. Nothing is mass-produced: these leathers are incomparable to those available on the high street.
Sustainability may not be the most profitable way, but it is the only way we know.
May 27, 2023
A Visit to Charleston
Charleston was home to Bloomsbury Group artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, renowned for their paintings and design work, and original thinking in all aspects of everyday life.
The house is famed for its decor - hand painted from top to bottom by the artists, who beautifully designed each others bedrooms. It is such a unique place, and you can tell it was done for their own enjoyment and use - rather than being about impressing others.
May 19, 2023
New Additions to Marylebone Lane
Having spent 20 years on Marylebone Lane, we've built up a kind of neighbourhood family, so it's with great pleasure that we welcome new additions to the area.
May 16, 2023
Clerkenwell Design Week 23-25 May
Interesting fact: Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else in the world! So it is no surprise that Clerkenwell design week is London's leading design event.
From emerging brands to the long-established - the best of the best will be on show, for all your interior design needs and curiosities.
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