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By millyjshoes, Jan 11 2019 04:14PM
Following on from the great news in the EDP Newspaper!
I’m on the campaign to reduce the landfill implications within the footwear industry with 330 million pairs in the uk alone manufactured a year with most of these ending up in landfill. One pair takes 50 years to decompose with gases and toxins released into our atmosphere due to the manmade materials in use. The way forward is upcyling. Transforming the pairs you don’t wear or old shoes into new designs. Putting off the landfill destiny for another few years! Fast fashion is an issue.
By millyjshoes, Jan 11 2019 03:59PM
Meeting new clients to be and brides is a highlight of what we do at Milly J Shoes. The wonderful EDP Show at the Dunston Hall Hotel was a magnificent affair. We look foreward to seeing you at our next show, the Norfolk Showground, Bride Show!
By millyjshoes, Jan 5 2019 12:09PM
We will be exhibiting at the 2019 Dunston Hall EDP Wedding show tomorrow and to hit it off, we were featured in the 2019n edition of Bride magazine! See you there!
By millyjshoes, Nov 27 2018 07:04PM
According to the much respected EDP Newspaper, Milly J Shoes is the place to go for fabulous shoes, perfect for a christmas gift!
By millyjshoes, Nov 27 2018 06:53PM
BBC Radio stalwart, Chrissy Jackson is an enthusiastic footwear follower and apparently was kicking herself when Matthew Gudgin invited Milly J onto his show first!
If the interview is still available, you can find it on the BBC iPlayer and looking up the Chrissy Jackson Show. Milly talks to Chrissy extensively about her life, trends and business.
By millyjshoes, Oct 18 2018 06:35PM
Many know that I was originally trained as a professional actress and singer and the fluidity of the creative arts is very important to me.
I am thrilled to be raising awareness and singing for the Mudeka Foundation show. The foundation was established by Anna Mudeka and raises funds for orphaned children in Zimbabwe. As I too was an orphan, this is especially important to me.
I will be singing solos and alongside Soprano Emma Nuule.
Tickets are still available and the rehearsal was filmed by the BBC with Emma and I sitting on the BBC Look East couch this Friday prior to the show.
Photos are from yesterday's rehearsal.
By millyjshoes, Oct 18 2018 06:28PM
Since moving shop to the beautiful Tombland, the press as always has been very supportive. Thank you to the EDP newspaper and the Evening News for featuring this article.
By millyjshoes, Oct 18 2018 06:05PM
Milly J was recently shortlisted for a prestigious, footwear award. Thye Footwear Friends award is one of the main industry footwear awards in Europe ans runs the oldest Footwear Industry charity in the country. In conjunction with The Society of Shoe Fitters, the British Footwear Association, Clarks, Dune, Schuh, Cordwainers and many others, this award is certainly packed with fantastic support.
Milly met with a panel from Clarks, The Dune Group and others.
By millyjshoes, Sep 19 2018 06:23PM
We are excited to announce that the home of Milly J Shoes and Bridal Shoes By Milly J has moved home! We have relocated to a bigger shop in the heart of Norwich - the beautiful historic Tombland area.
We are situated opposite the main entrance to the cathedral, so you can't miss us. Come and visit the new shop and say hello.
Our address is:
Milly J Shoes
12 Tombland High Street
By millyjshoes, Aug 23 2018 09:51AM
Norfolk has a strong history in footwear manufacturing. in the late 1700s, James smith was one of the founding fathers of mass producing shoes when he realised that most people had similar sized feet. Creating lasts that could take away the small scale, bespoke creation. His grandson later branded the shoes as - Start-rite.
Spring forward several centuries and the 1930s saw the emergence of Van dal Shoes who also manufactured shoes in the city. However, we have now heard of the sad demise of one of the last remaining footwear factories in the country.
With this news, the BBC called me to chat about the future of British footwear and to visit me in my shop. The interview was aired on the Nick Conrad show yesterday and can be found on BBC iplayer at timescale 2:08:50 with the link https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06g3c3x
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