Craftsmanship

Ethics & Sustainability

OUR FOUNDING PRINCIPLES

Freya first wrote about the importance of the fair treatment of indigenous people and the preservation of traditional skills in her university dissertation which assisted her in gaining a 1st class honours degree from the London College of Fashion.

“It has always been important to me to work with craftsmen and women that share my passion for working with traditional techniques passed down through generations - not dissimilar to how my Mother’s love for jewellery design influenced me. Supporting indigenous talent and ensuring ethical practice has always been at the heart of my work.”

The craftsmanship behind
OUR MOTHER OF PEARL HEELS

Freya has worked with the same family of jewellers for over 10 years. These highly skilled craftsmen work alongside her to meticulously handcraft every style over an extensive period of time, transforming them into sculptural, wearable works of art.

Every part of the ethically sourced shell is carefully cut
The silversmith hand cuts and files the silver or brass and moulds on to the heel
The mother of pearl is hand inlaid on the heel with resin
The heel is filed and polished to a beautiful shine.

MADE BY FAMILIES, NOT FACTORIES

Freya Rose has worked alongside her artisan shoe couturiers in Spain and skilled jewellers in Indonesia for over 10 years. We know each and every person that turns our designs into a reality.

GOGREEN CARBON-NEUTURAL SHIPPING

We ship all our products with DHL's GOGREEN worldwide environmental protection programme. Its main objective is to reduce and avoid the emission of greenhouse gasses and local air pollutants.

SHOES TO TREASURE FOREVER

We are committed to sustainable ‘slow fashion’. We only produce small stock runs, made by hand. Freya’s focus is to create timeless designs that are handcrafted, with great care, to stand the test of time.

WE'Ve been working hard.

Since last year, we've reduced the amount of plastic in our packaging and now use 99% recyclable packaging.

We gave 100% profit from our competition style 'Luna' to Together for Short Lives charity.

We've switched to DHL's GoGreen shipping service, so you can feel confident putting your best foot forward in Freya Rose shoes.

We donated over £2,000 of products to NHS workers during covid, as well as offering a discount for NHS brides.

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