We are an independent French company. We’ve signed a charter for quality with the artisans of our brand’s handmade shoes. Each workshop, whether in France, Italy, or Spain, is family-run and works on a human scale. We have formed lasting bonds with them. We focus on showcasing their savoir-faire and on their well-being.
Philippe Zorzetto, himself, designs his shoe models in Paris, and his creations are crafted in three different but complementary workshops, according to their particular sets of skills.
French, Italian, and Spanish Workshops – Meticulously Handcrafted Shoes
One workshop in Italy, one in the south of France in the Gard département, and one in Spain in the region of Valencia. For the past twelve years, we have been promoting European craftmanship, as well as short-route shipping to achieve the lowest possible carbon footprint, but also to protect jobs.
High-Quality French Leathers
Our natural leathers are French. We select them in the finest tanneries. They’re located in the southwestern corner of France, the Pyrénées-Atlantiques and the Béarn départements. We adhere to environmental regulations, and all our leather hides are supplied by the food industry. We privilege vegetable tanning techniques, and we’ve begun to extend this natural process to all our lines of shoes.
A Last Inherited from Philippe’s Grandfather for an Inimitable Design
Philippe Zorzetto uses this vintage and specific last in designing his shoe collections. European sizes range from 36 to 45, that’s about sizes 4 to 11 on US and UK scales. Season after season, we opt for sleek, streamlined cuts, details that change everything, timeless features.
One Specific Method: the Blake Stitch
All the models are handmade with the Blake stitch technique. The leather outsole and insole are stitched together from under the insole of the shoe, and not merely glued. This affords exceptional high quality and longevity. We have also integrated a cushion in each of the soles for exceptional comfort. We offer this luxury construction in both our women’s and our men’s collections.
A Requisite 130 Moves Executed by Hand
We pay close attention to every minute detail. We believe that it is fundamental for everyone to own a singular, unique model of shoes. This is why all our models are manufactured in limited quantities for consistent special care in their creation. The models are designed to be comfortable as both daywear and eveningwear. They’ll be your mainstays wherever you go. Perfect for work and for play.