A chance shopping district to the footwear manufacturing capital of the Philippines changed Mariel’s life course forever and she established SEWN Sandals. SEWN Sandals had to close down all its physical stores in 2020. The slowdown of the pandemic however brought Sewn Sandals to reflect on its true purpose. Mariel says “With our new tagline, Sustain Our Homegrown, it brought me to further promote awareness on sustainable and ethical fashion. I bring purpose to every style with anything Filipino – from Philippines’ raw materials, Philippine culture, down to a simple Filipino story or kwento through the sandals by promoting #supportlocalPH globally through its online efforts”.
SEWN Sandals & their goals SEWN Sandals is on a mission to promote appreciation for Philippine culture by creating tropical handcrafted footwear for women towards a more sustainable living. Our goals are to become a global Filipino brand that is caring and grateful of its roots by bringing handcrafted Philippine-made footwear through Filipinos around the world.
How you can help
- Opportunities to export to the ASEAN region
- Social media marketing
- Connection to Australian retailers
- Post pandemic business planning