What makes us different?
Posted on July 05 2020
At Rachel Simpson our mission is to design with creativity and craft with traditional skills to promote confidence, celebrate positivity and create lasting memories through our passion for beautiful shoes. So how do we do that and what makes us different..?
Designing with passion
Genuine creativity comes from the heart and is at the centre of everything we do. Whilst we keep an eye on current trends they’re not our sole inspiration and we’d never copy another brand or designer. We are a member of Anti Copying in Design and support the protection of originality and intellectual property.
Creating beautiful shoes
Great design isn’t just about how something looks- it’s how it feels, how it works and how it enriches someone’s life. We support traditional shoemaking and work with an independent artisan factory in Alicante, Spain. We work with colleges in the UK to support and encourage the shoe designers of the future.
We value being part of our customers’ special occasion and work hard to create a happy and memorable experience. Our people make our company and we encourage each other to grow and embrace challenges together. We are a Living Wage Employer and believe everyone should be paid fairly including our team and all our suppliers.
Caring for our customers...
Even after twelve years and thousands of weddings and special occasions, we still get an enormous kick out of seeing our shoes being worn. We never take for granted that people choose our shoes to be a part of their special day, and love seeing photos and sharing in their memories via our strong customer community.
...and the planet
We practise kindness, compassion and integrity in everything we do to ensure that our company has a positive impact on
the world. Our shoes are designed to last both in terms of style and durability and most of our shoes stay in the collection for at least a year. We keep our stock levels lean to avoid creating excess stock as much as possible, but when we do we donate this to charities such as Oxfam.
We continually strive to make our processes more sustainable and kinder to the planet. Our packaging is fully recyclable but we know there’s more we can do and this is an ongoing project.