Hand-made to order retro inspired mules using intentionally sourced reused or imperfect leather designed for the stylish, contemporary woman living a slow fashion lifestyle who is environmentally and socially conscious.
Customers receive products catered expressly to them. Purchasers participate in the process of selecting styles and materials, etc. that makes the resulting product unique to them. Buyers emotionally connect to a meaningful item, love it and use it or wear it proudly.
Because the maker produces only what is ordered, there is little purchasing of unused materials and fewer items made that don’t sell. This means minimal material or end product waste and less stuff going to our landfills.
A thriving Made to Order business needs quality help and in the best scenarios creates jobs for individuals with different skills. Products are designed, produced, sold and delivered. There are numerous skill sets involved at each stage. From highly specialized craftsmen, to picking, packing and delivering orders, made to order provides jobs.
Introducing the RL signature style. The mule that started it all.
Retail Price = Material Costs + Labor + Overhead
Materials required for each pair of shoes is $50. It takes 5 hours to make one pair of shoes. It requires skilled labor to make shoes. The minimum fair price for skilled labor is $15/hour.
Conventional Retail Pricing for a sustainable business is based on Keystoning: Retail Price = Cost x 2 in this case $125 X 2 + $250
What does that extra $125 cover?
Facilities costs, Utilities, Staff & Contractor costs, Marketing costs, Professional fees, licenses, etc. Taxes, Packaging & shipping supplies, Pop Up & Display decor, Website maintenance, AND money for me to live. Conscious business practice.
RoxAnneLava shoes are made from quality materials, intentionally sourced that will last for years. If they are showing signs of wear DO NOT get rid of your shoes. Contact me to discuss a repair, refresh or upcycle, priced per project.
Some leathers and skins just do not want to be shoes. Should you experience this issue, I will replace or repair your shoes for up to 1 year after purchase. Please notify me via email immediately with a description and photo documentation of the problem.