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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 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.
By millyjshoes, Nov 27 2018 07:00PM
Milly was invited as an “industry expert” by the BBC for The BBC Apprentice with my designs and clips sent to the team as inspiration, the winning team used the interchangeable clip idea.
Last night the, Milly J Ming Dynasty Teapot Shoe makes an appearance too!
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, 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
By millyjshoes, Jul 5 2018 01:18PM
It was an honour to be invited as an ambassador for Norwich High School For Girls earlier this week. The small team of mentors teamed together for the Inspiring Females initiative founded by the school's head teacher and Siobhan Ecke. For the first time, it also comprised of men who made up the so called inspring people within the area.
However, it wasn't about us on this day. We spent the afternnon in mentor pairs and spent the day with up to ten, 14 year olds each. Guiding them through how they would start their own social enterprises. Looking into the seed stages, finaces, marketing, operations and so on. My team came up with a technology app and I was impressed to see how tech savvy they all were.
It was truly an inspiring day for all!
By millyjshoes, May 31 2018 02:17PM
This Spring/Summer Milly J and the fabulous people who won at the EDP Awards are featured in the Marry in Norfolk Magazine. It truly was a wonderful night. With Milly J Shoes and Bridal Shoes By Milly J winning the overall award for Wedding Innovation!
By millyjshoes, May 31 2018 02:09PM
Milly J was featured in the EDP recently. A fun day of posing with shoes was had whilst the official photogrpaher snapped away!
*I forgot to get around to posting this!
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