Welcome to my Shoe news. Fabulous updates and Milly J news
By millyjshoes, Apr 12 2019 12:25PM
Milly J is excited to announce that she has been shorlisted for two prestigious Drapers Footwear Awards. The Drapers awards are one of the biggest awards that recognise the industry. Being alongside some behemoths of the industry is a true honour!
She is nominated as the Footwear Designer of the Year and The Best Sustainability Initiative of the Year. The second being her campaign to reduce the footwear landfill implications.
By millyjshoes, Apr 12 2019 12:15PM
Milly J was visited in the shop and studio by University of East Anglia, International Development students. As part of their thesis, they research the changing social perspectives towards environmental issues, including recycling and landfill. How we start to do things in different ways, in which to help the implications. Is this a changing model in that we are more aware of what happens to our waste and is this a permanent change?
Here at Milly J Shoes, I am pushing the move for the public to bring in their old shoes in order to help reduce the footwear footprint. They in turn have their shoes revitalised and turned into a new design. Most of the UK's landfill is tranferred to China or Poland and this simply isn't economically sustainable! The footwear industry is one of the biggest culprits for poor landfill management.
By millyjshoes, Mar 28 2019 12:20PM
Milly J Shoes was invited to exhibit at the HSBC head office yesterday. A pop up for trusted local businesses who have something a little bit different to offer.
By millyjshoes, Mar 21 2019 02:00PM
Milly J Shoes is delighted to be affiliated with the UK's oldest hotel. An award winning boutique hotel in the heart of Norwich up the road from my shop. They are now exhibiting Milly J Shoes with some exciting news coming soon!
But over the weekend, some of their preferred suppliers were invited to exhibit at thier wedding open day. Included was the hotel's vintage Bentley and other talented wedding industry experts.
By millyjshoes, Feb 27 2019 04:13PM
We always have a great time exhibiting among various other fabulous bridal suppliers at the official, Bride Magazine Wedding Show. This is held twice a year at the Norfolk Showground with it being the largest wedding show in the area. Our themes were peacock blues and sea greens. The gorgeous flower girl dress was made by my partner's sister, Tara Martin - Miluca.
By millyjshoes, Feb 27 2019 03:59PM
To folow on from our, "Footwear Footprint" story, I was delighted to be contacted by Norfolk's Heart Radio division. The story was aired on radio and in their news feeds.
By millyjshoes, Jan 11 2019 04:13PM
I was invited by news anchor, Susie Fowler-watt to be interviewed on the BBC Look East news couch this week! This was in light to my new campaign - Footwear Footprint..
They filmed in the shop and then interviewed me for the evening news. 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, Jan 5 2019 11:58AM
Vanilla magazine has been great supporters of Milly J Shoes and so spotting two pairs of my shoes in the magazine was a lovely treat.
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