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About Us

Who we are

Meandher embraces traditional artisan craftsmanship, classic constructions and the appreciation of a product made by hand. Made in Italy from the highest quality leathers and components the brands ethos of ‘keep it simple’ is captured in every collection.

Creative Director and Designer Emily Cooper holds the vision for the Meandher brand. Trained at the Ars Sutoria technical footwear institute in Milan, Cooper is committed to utilising her knowledge and experience to provide high quality and comfort in every design.

With quality as the core focus, the Meandher styles borrow from menswear and provide a polished, timeless flat shoe for women globally.

Design

Design

Inspired by traditional footwear

Inspired by traditional footwear constructions and classic styling each model is designed by founder and designer Emily Cooper. Our lasts are developed in Italy and leather’s hand sourced in Sante Croce, Tuscany. Paper patterns are developed to check proportions and design lines before final prototypes are produced in carefully selected hides.

Special attention is paid to the fit and comfort of the shoe with the addition of extra padding in the footbed and rigorous fit testing ensuring a glove like fit.

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Production

Made in Italy

The production of Meandher footwear is carried out in Italy. The shoes are made predominantly by hand – sketching, cutting, stitching and lasting. Designer Emily Cooper works closely with pattern makers and modelists to ensure the designs are accurately brought to life both technically and aesthetically.

The workers take pride in their handwork and quality control is carried out at each stage of the process to ensure a perfect fit, shape and finish.

 

Materials

Materials

High quality footwear

Leathers and textile materials are used in the manufacturing of Meandher’s quality footwear.

Uppers:

Leather’s luxurious aesthetic, breathability and ability to mould to the individual’s foot are all reasons why it is the most used material in Meandher footwear. Hides are carefully selected to ensure quality is maintained throughout the ranges.
Textiles are also used in the form of waxed canvas and nylon gross grain and provide a lighter casual alternative within the range.

Outsoles:

Full leather outsoles are used in all styles to provide a high quality elegant outsole together with moulded heel caps for extra durability.