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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, Nov 14 2017 12:27PM
A lovely day was had at Norwich High School For Girls' annual Christmas market. An array of artisans flocked to sell their beautiful handmade goods at the well respected school. Milly J Shoes was delighted to meet both old and new faces.
By millyjshoes, Oct 18 2017 10:20AM
Last night saw a host of NATWEST Great British Entrepreneur Finalists gather at the RBS head offices in London. Celebrating the finalists before the grand award's ceremony next moth. Meeting with some very inspiring businesses. The cocktails and stories were flowing everyone revved up about what brought them there in the first place. Reminding us all of the importance of being a unique entrepreneur.
By millyjshoes, Sep 15 2017 01:16PM
Following the fabulous news of my awards shortlists, I was delighted to be invited onto BBC Radio Norfolk to chat all things shoes! A fun interview that made me feel at ease.
By millyjshoes, Sep 13 2017 10:54AM
After a few attempts and previously being told I was not ready, I am delighted to be shortlisted for the well respected Footwear Friends Awards.
The Footwear Friends Annual Awards are now established as one of the key awards for developing British Design talent.
These sponsored Awards enable Footwear Friends in recognising young entrepreneurs who are the future lifeblood of the industry.
The Awards for 2017include
The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers
Award for Innovation/ Entrepreneurship of £5,000, is to further Designers/Entrepreneurs business expertise. Additionally there is a twelve-month tailored mentoring programme by industry specialists.
Judges included Guy West of Jeffrey and CEOs of Clarks.
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