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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, Jul 5 2018 01:21PM
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 02:20PM
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 02:10PM
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 post this!
By millyjshoes, Mar 9 2018 02:45PM
I am delighted to announce that I am a current prestigious, Drapers Footwear Awards finalist in the category of Footwear Designer of the year.
I do not have high hopes for my win, as I am up against some seriously well known footwear individuals and brands. Some of the finalists include Louboutin for Premium Footwear Brand of the Year to Skechers, Cheaney Shoes, Fit Flop, Clarks and many more!
The glitzy award ceremony is held in the summer in London where the winners will be crowned!
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