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Why Made In Italy?

Tinamaria Crewdson

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Italy has always been regarded as the zenith of footwear production. Italian shoemakers have refined their skills as craftsman over centuries with keen attention to detail and quality. This highly coveted skillset in conjunction with my love and connection to my Italian heritage made Italy the natural choice.


Leather footwear manufactured in Italy became popular after World War I. Peace was beginning its reign and the Italian pioneers who were master shoe makers were eager to share their trailblazing artistry with the world. This allowed them to gain international exposure while adapting to global changes without compromising quality. Italian shoemakers or Cordwainers as they were known, crafted shoes by hand. Their exceptional usage of production materials ultimately fostered their mastery of the craft, supplying shoes for their entire village.


These artisans spent centuries perfecting their craftsmanship of leather while other countries focused on more commercially accessible techniques and textiles better suited for mass manufacturing. Italy is all about the leather and Italian cordwainers have succeeded in the development of a treatment process that is truly a thing of beauty and elegance. Leather is the core of the country’s textile business with a number of notable tanneries. Some international competitors have resorted to the usage of inferior materials as a means of cost-saving measures to increase production volume. However, Italy has and still remains true to its selective taste in raw materials and craftsmanship. Moreover, Italy is so committed to quality that you can find entire towns dedicated to the art of leather tanning. Only the best hides are accepted and quality control is an ongoing part of the manufacturing process. 


As a shoe designer, styles produced in Italy are the best quality footwear money can buy, adding a discerning touch of elegance to almost anything and everything else you choose to wear. Italian made products are truly world-class. 

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Slow Fashion Is Our Mantra

Tinamaria Crewdson

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As a brand, social responsibility is the foundation of our culture. We demonstrate this through our support of charitable causes as well as our passion for humanity. As a result, it was vital to include this ideology in the development of our products. The fashion industry is second to the oil industry as the greatest pollutant on the planet and fast fashion is a major contributor. These products are taken from the design phase to the retail stage in just a matter of weeks. This creates overconsumption due to cheaper costs that come with a higher price tag on the environment. It is estimated that in the US alone, more than 12.8 million tons of textiles are dumped annually in landfills. This equates to approximately 80 pounds per person. Much of this is due to clothing made in China as well as developing countries, where environmental regulations are liberal. In fact, the production processes in these locations not only contribute to waste but exacerbate environmental issues such as global warming.

Slow fashion is the latest movement to counteract the damage through the emphasis of conscious product consumption. Furthermore, this movement has taken the fashion industry by storm with legends such as Vivienne Westwood championing the change in perspective. The goal is to focus on purchasing high caliber items that were built to last. In support of the slow fashion philosophy, it was imperative for us to produce high-quality goods, ethically. As a designer, every step of the design process is carefully considered. In order to honor our brand values, compromising quality is not an option for the sake of instant gratification. We focus on creating beautiful, well-crafted shoes manufactured in a location noted for excellent craftsmanship of shoes and high ethical standards, Italy.

Our commitment is to build a brand that will remain true to our customers and our environment. Moreover, we wish to grow and evolve with you responsibly.

How To Style - Mia Ragazza

Tinamaria Crewdson

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There is something about the season of summer that evokes the feeling of wanderlust. An energy that is playful, feminine, yet romantic just like women’s fashion during this time of year, especially, in the category of women’s footwear!

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The Mia Ragazza, Italian for “my girl”, is a modern twist on boho chic. It was inspired by this very concept, which lead to the creation of two distinct style options. These styles present a softer or bolder approach to your bohemian vibe this season. Mia Ragazza is modern update to the classic bohemian sandal and will be your go to sandal time and again!

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The nude version is flirty and fun, crafted from a buttery soft suede with flowing fringes that drape over the foot highlighting ever so elegantly the touches of studded detail on the toe strap and ankle finishes. These finishes are a western style antiqued brushed silver buckle. They create such a luxurious feeling you won’t want to take them off your feet! It is so versatile and perfect to pair with anything from a dressy printed romper or skirt to a  colorful summer dress for the perfect date night look. Moreover, we added a two-inch heel to develop a well-balanced shoe that can easily go from day to night. This decision was inspired by our customers who wanted a sexy sandal with a lower heel and we delivered! 

Black Nappa - Mia Ragazza

Our black Nappa leather version of the Mia Ragazza is bolder for a cool, edgier city look. This beauty is the perfect complement to your favorite pair of jeans or the finishing touch to accent your LBD.

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May the Mia Ragazza put a little summer magic in your step. Shop the style now. In the meantime, check us out on Instagram & Pinterest