With the Advertising Standards Authority soon to penalise those cracking the gender stereotype whip, you’d think companies would steer clear of sexist products. Not Clarks, it seems.
Kirsty Taylor made the bold decision to launch her business in 2009, when the country was still in the middle of a recession. We caught up with her to find out how she got her business to grow in troubling times.
Having started a shoe business to change an industry that insists on putting women through pain, I couldn’t believe it when I heard that someone was told to leave the office for neglecting to wear high heels.
After experiencing a testing end to the summer, when its share price fell by nearly a third, luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo has recruited media heavyweight Elisabeth Murdoch to its board.
Luxury shoe firm Upper Street has found much success both in terms of its latest crowdfunding round and in gaining a loyal following. With the luxury sector being so competitive, we talked to CEO Julia Elliott Brown on how to attract investors and create a customer-centric brand.
The British shoe industry is putting its best foot forward. Demand from Asia, and customers in other parts of the world looking for luxury and premium products with the Made in Britain label, means that shoe factories in the UK are experiencing growing demand.
It's one of the great entrepreneurial (and private equity) stories of the 21st century, so why is Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon quite so miffed?