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ESSEN x Vogue Turkey

ESSEN x Vogue Turkey

There is something quite transformative about closet staples with unique details, and our bestselling Luxe Loafers still have maximum impact with minimum effort. Together with Pooja Mor, Lorna McGee shows the many ways you can wear them in this beautiful Vogue feature. 

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The Most Comfortable Shoe Brands

The Most Comfortable Shoe Brands

Our effortless essentials are hardworking classics that are aesthetically beautiful, supremely comfortable and ethically made. We spent a lot of time engineering the construction and fit of our shoes, to allow women to move seamlessly and confidently through their day, without compromising on style, comfort and craftsmanship.

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The Sustainable Fashion Brands To Have On Your Radar

The Sustainable Fashion Brands To Have On Your Radar

As we become more aware of the significant and deeply consequential impacts the fashion industry is having on our environment, a change in our consumerist-driven ways is well overdue. While the facts may be hard to digest, it's now more important than ever that we listen. Here, in Australia, 6000 kilograms of textile waste is deposited into landfill every 10 minutes. 

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How To Make Your Business More Sustainable

How To Make Your Business More Sustainable

For anyone starting or nurturing a new business, sustainability needs to be a key pillar. In this current climate emergency, all businesses need to have a sustainable strategy. But where do you start? Given the fashion industry is one of the biggest polluting industries in the world (it’s the second, after the oil industry), fashion designers are well placed to give advice on how to tackle the issue. 
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The Benefits Of On-Demand Manufacturing To Tackle Fashion's Huge Waste Problem

The Benefits Of On-Demand Manufacturing To Tackle Fashion's Huge Waste Problem

In this episode of D Sustainability Issue, I speak with Dessie about founding and managing a sustainable footwear brand. We dive into how ESSEN has taken a sustainable approach throughout the entire production process - from the choice of raw materials for our shoes, the production factories, and the packaging but also the benefits of pricing for a direct-to-consumer shoe brand, and the effects of the current COVID crisis has on the business.

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A Response To Fast Fashion

A Response To Fast Fashion

ESSEN was launched as a response to the fast-fashion industry and the brand quickly learnt that, in order to produce stylish shoes with a low environmental impact, it needed to step away from the traditional format of seasons and continually changing trends. All of ESSEN's pieces are produced in small batches within its factories in timeless colour palettes that never go out of style, often via pre-order to minimise waste and overproduction.

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Timeless, Comfortable And Ethically Made Footwear

Timeless, Comfortable And Ethically Made Footwear

ESSEN is derived from the word "essential", and designer Marre Muijs has built her collection around timeless, comfortable and ethically made footwear. Her shoes are handmade in small production lines using neutral colours and the best quality leathers for wearable everyday must-haves, while on-demand production means they are only made when an order is placed, minimising waste and overproduction. Read More
The Best Eco-friendly Sandals - Vogue Italia

The Best Eco-friendly Sandals - Vogue Italia

Sustainable fashion suggests the choice of eco-friendly, nature-conscious and ethical summer sandals. The most beautiful 2020 summer sandals? It is easy to answer “eco-friendly models” considering the widespread interest in sustainable and ethical fashion. ESSEN THE LABEL is based in Melbourne, Australia, but produced in the Marche region, in the heart of the shoemaking district that has been producing footwear since the early twentieth century. Each sandal is produced in neutral colours and made to order, to avoid any waste.

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ESSEN In Grazia's Sustainable Shopping Guide

ESSEN In Grazia's Sustainable Shopping Guide

Flat mock-croc Chelsea boots, glove-fit ballet pumps and chunky ankle-strap sandals - all of which are big for S/S'20 - are part of ESSEN's pared back designs. Collections are designed with a small carbon footprint in mind. Its new styles are produced through a pre-order model, so they're only made when ordered, thereby avoiding overproduction. 

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The Sustainable Shoe brand Making Timeless Classics

The Sustainable Shoe brand Making Timeless Classics

Thanks to the rise in cultural awareness when it comes to all things sustainable, the supply is increasing in order to fit the demand. But whilst we seem to be forever hearing of new fashion labels making waves in the field, it can be trickier for the footwear market to break such moulds.

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By Women, For Women

By Women, For Women

Our designs are inspired by the modern woman’s day-to-day realities. We believe that what a woman wears will have a direct impact on how she feels. Shoes carry us, add height, alter posture and bolster confidence. They transform a woman in a way that few other items of clothing can. Our shoes are hardworking classics that are aesthetically beautiful, supremely comfortable and ethically made. They allow women to move seamlessly and confidently through their day, without compromising on style, comfort and craftsmanship.

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