Enterprise Europe Network (Profile: BRFR20200520001)

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French designer and distributor of women’s leather shoes is looking for manufacturers in Europe under manufacturing agreements

The French company specialized in the online sale of women’s leather shoes, designs its own models and regularly develops new brands. Today, the products are manufactured in Asia but the company decided to relocate the production to Europe.That is the reason why the company is searching for manufacturers able to produce shoes under private label. The tasks under the manufacturing agreement will also include sourcing of the materials (leathers, shoes parts).

The company is a French family business located in South of France. It presents itself like a « brands developer». For years the company designs 100% leather shoes and cashmere clothings and accessories, under numerous brands.
The company mainly offers handmade women’s sandals, moccasins and boots. The sandals are inspired by actual trends, with a hippy chic style, moccasins are classic and confortable and boots sophisticated (see attached photos).

The company distributes its creations almost exclusively online through its own websites created for each brand and through full prices, flash sales (websites offering a single product for sale for a period of 24 to 36 hours) and marketplaces such as Veepee, Showroom, Zalando,…
Its products can also be found in some shops, because they are very successful with retailers met during trade fairs.
In addition to this activity, the company is a distributor of other brands, including a well-known American brand for which it is the exclusive distributor in Europe.
Its main customers are located in France, Italy, Spain and Germany. 

Today the company has its products manufactured in Asia. For several months, it has been thinking about repatriating its production to Europe or to countries closer to Europe. The latest events related to COVID convinced the company that a less distant place of production was becoming an obvious choice.

That’s why the company is looking for new partners able to produce its new shoes collections. Ideally based in Europe or countries such as Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt, the partners must be able to manufacture the handmade models under the designer's models and brands. The manufacturer will have to offer quality leather, cow, sheep, goat, pony but also suede leather, imitation snake/crocodile and in different colors.
A manufacturing agreement will be signed.



For more information please contact Enterprise Europe Network Latvia.

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Enterprise Europe Network Latvia
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Perses Street 2, Riga, LV-1442, Latvia
info [at] een [dot] lv
Proposal valid till: 
Monday, 17 May, 2021