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Sep 26, 2016 8:07 EST

Llani | shoes that feel like home is a globally-inspired shoe collection, and is the result of a partnership between a seasoned shoe designer and a coterie of immensely talented artisans & craftsmen she has met while working in India

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 26, 2016

Llani | shoes that feel like home

Llani | shoes that feel like home is partnership between a shoe designer & the artistic makers she has met while working in India

About this project

Llani | shoes that feel like home is a globally-inspired shoe collection, and is the result of a partnership between a seasoned shoe designer and a coterie of immensely talented artisans & craftsmen she has met while working in India. “Llani” is the designer’s childhood nickname.Llani slippers, flats, and slides are hand-crafted with a touch of luxurious coziness that takes the edge off your day.

TASSELED MOCCASIN in Spice, MOC w/ BAUBLES in Spice, EMBROIDERED BALLET in Sapphire, BABOUCHE in Dove
TASSELED MOCCASIN in Spice, MOC w/ BAUBLES in Spice, EMBROIDERED BALLET in Sapphire, BABOUCHE in Dove

 

From Alana, the creator…

Our philosophy:

“I wanted to create a brand for a fiercely independent woman, a bold-spirited creative like myself. The women in my life inspire me with their ambition and taste for the elegant things in life. Although she may be always on the go — gracefully balancing family, friends, and career — a sense of feeling at home is important to her. Our slippers, flats, and slides give her that comfort of home, from anywhere — at her desk, on the plane, or running to the florist…”

 

MOC W/ BAUBLES in True Blue | BABOUCHE in Dove
MOC W/ BAUBLES in True Blue | BABOUCHE in Dove

 

                              

Craftsmanship:

Llani | shoes that feel like home are made with our design and production partners in Delhi and Agra, India. The factory we work with is family-owned and female-founded. The founder’s daughter now runs it along with a trading company that she owns with her father. We take great care to work with only high-quality materials such as leather, suede, and genuine shearling. We maintain close working relationships with our vendors. Our embellishments — beading, trims, and motifs — are also delicately created by hand. Due to the handcrafted nature of our product, every shoe in the line is one of a kind.

EMBELLISHED ROOM SLIDE in Peche
EMBELLISHED ROOM SLIDE in Peche

  

 

*detail shot* EMBELLISHED ROOM SLIDE in Peche
*detail shot* EMBELLISHED ROOM SLIDE in Peche

 

BABOUCHE in Spice, Dove, True Blue, Noir
BABOUCHE in Spice, Dove, True Blue, Noir
BABOUCHE in Noir, MOJARIS in Creme, TASSELED MOC in Spice
BABOUCHE in Noir, MOJARIS in Creme, TASSELED MOC in Spice

 

                      

MOC W/ BAUBLES in Spice
MOC W/ BAUBLES in Spice

 

            

BABOUCHE in Dove, Spice, & Noir
BABOUCHE in Dove, Spice, & Noir

 

EMBELLISHED ROOM SLIDE in Peche, TASSELED MOC in Spice & EMBROIDERED BALLET in Ruby
EMBELLISHED ROOM SLIDE in Peche, TASSELED MOC in Spice & EMBROIDERED BALLET in Ruby

 

A note from Alana:

My initial investment of $5,000 was out of pocket. This covered samples, shipping of material submits, and fit samples. Now, I need your help to raise the rest of the money needed kickstart my brand!

Your funding will support:

1) The first production run of 400 pairs of Llani | shoes for the home with our factories in India, plus shipping + duty fees. The orders have been secured, your funding will help me to fulfill them! ($8,000) 

2) The launch of the Llani | shoes for the home e-commerce site ($500)

3) Participation in local trade and craft shows in San Francisco and Philadelphia such as West Coast Craft Fair & Renegade Craft Fair ($1,500)

If we exceed our goal of $10,000…here’s what we can look forward to:

STRETCH GOALS
STRETCH GOALS

 

 

INITAL SKETCHES
INITAL SKETCHES

 

Our creator and founder, Alana at work in her San Francisco studio
Our creator and founder, Alana at work in her San Francisco studio

 

  THANK YOU in advance for your support!!

             

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Being able to work hands-on in the factories and with the makers is essential. Without being able to make an annual trip to india to source trims and innovate alongside the craftsmen making the shoes, development is challenging. It also adds to our lead time because of time differences. It often takes a few rounds of conversations to come to an understanding about a new idea. Travel to India is required and offers a challenge to find the money in our budget.

Unforeseen shipping costs, taxes, and penalties. Often goods from overseas can get stuck in customs which can potentially create delivery slide and penalties from stockists. Shoe are taxed with duty fees that can sometimes be upwards of 20% of the total cost of the shoe.

Contact Information:

Alana Oates

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