THE ART OF CRAFTSMANSHIP

MODERN CRAFTSMANSHIP

'Our craftsmen are an intrinsic part of the Gemma Roe family and story. We work with the best artisans and workshops all across Italy to create innovative new techniques and source the most luxurious and beautiful materials possible.’

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IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS…

Finding the right materials

We work closely with our Italian tanneries and suppliers to source the finest materials and many of our leathers and hardware are made especially for us. Whether we’re looking for a luxurious leather or a bespoke gold detail, we meticulously trial each material to make sure the colour, shade and finish are perfect.

NEW TECHNIQUES

Our craftsmen work with us to develop fresh an innovative new techniques for each Gemma Roe design. Whether it’s the process of laser-cutting different sizes, textures and coloured leather for each heart petal we use for the PETAL and BLOSSOM sandals, the 3D digitally printed leather bonded charms for our LUCKY CHARMS COLLECTION or our bespoke ballet blush shiny gemstone soles, we’re always using emerging technology to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

WEARABLE ART

We believe your shoes should be as magical and beautiful as a precious gem and feel like stepping into a pair of Cinderella’s ‘glass slippers’. Using many of the same techniques as jewellery to create our designs, such as the layered leather palm leaf technique used for our ISOLA sandal.

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STEP BY STEP…

A piece that we like to think of as wearable art, we use nineteen individually cut pieces of leather to create each PETAL sandal upper. We then individually position, stitch and last each sandal in our workshop in Southern Italy, as the irregular shapes, and textures makes this impossible to do using a machine.

LET’S GET PERSONAL

Combining craftsmanship with personalisation has been at the heart of Gemma Roe since day one. Our hand-crafted shoes, handbags, accessories, complex charms and luxurious laces are a unique way to make your Gemma Roe’s as unique as you are.

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CARRY A LUCKY CHARM WHEREVER YOU GO…

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All our products are completely made-to-order in Italy. To register your interest in this service or to discuss a special order, please complete your details here and we will be in touch.