Partnering opportunity

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

Summary

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).

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

The French company wants handmade 100% leather shoes. The manufacturing partner will be expected to produce : 100 000 sandals/year and/or 50 000 moccasins/year and or 50 000 boots/year Frequency of the orders : twice a year The partner will manufacture the 3 types of shoes or if not possible, only a kind according to its skills. The French designer needs a large choice of quality leathers (cow, sheep, goat, pony, suede leather) but also imitation snake/crocodile/leopard/zebra and a lot of different colors (including shiny, silver, gold...)

Partner sought

The company is searching for manufacturers of shoes able to produce private label shoes, under manufacturing agreements. It is expected that multiple manufacturing partners will be required to meet the company's needs. The ideal partners should meet as many of the following criteria as possible: - Have experience in the production of handmade leather shoes - Be capable to produce sandals and /or boots and /or moccasins - Desire to work and grow with international French fashion brands - Looking for a long term manufacturing cooperation - Have a good sourcing of materials (leather and shoes parts)

Description

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.

Advantages and innovations

- The CEO has 40 years of experience in brand development and international distribution - The shoes have a French modern design - The company is an expert in the fashion sector with a strong presence online

Development stage

Already on the market

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Design Rights,Trade Marks


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