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Hello Everyone,

I am in the process of finding a manufacturer for an upcoming line of women's fashion shoes.  I am looking to find a resource where I can find industry-specific manufacturers around the world.  Quality and customer service are absolutely my biggest concerns.  


Lastly - is there a particular country that is known for specializing in fashion shoe manufacturing?  In the high fashion world, it seems like Italy is the way to go.  Any feedback on American manufacturers?


Thank you!  

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Hey are you looking for designer shoes or want to manufacture your own designs. Well you can check the desiner shoes section and find the huge variesty of fashion shoes for both men and women.


Owen Love,

Thank you for your response. I am looking for a manufacturer to produce my own designs. Can anyone refer me to a resource where I can view information about shoe manufacturers around the world? I am trying to decide where I want them produced. I know our values do not support outsourcing to cheap labor. Quality is a bigger priority than cost.

Any opinions or information will be much appreciated!!

Thank you,

China manufacturer could be?

I considered China, however it seems that quality is an issue and a major concern for me is the ethics of outsourcing labor there.  I know I can cut costs but as I mentioned, quality is a much larger concern for me.  


Any suggestions on lists of manufacturers would be great! I just need resources to find different shoe manufacturers.

In my opinion, China has both high quality and low quality.  As with all countries, their are good factories and not so good factories.  The key with working with any factory (Italy, China, etc.), you need to work with the proper facility.  Yes, finding the good ones is a challenge...  Anyway, I would keep your mind open to various countries.  However, for Luxury shoes, possibly Italy would be a good choice for the first place for you to look...

I know a former shoe designer who used to design shoes and have them manufactured in Italy. If you wish I can ask him who his Italian contacts are?

Hi Vass, my name is Baz, my wife Maya and I are in the process of starting a new fashion business based in Vietnam and Cambodia. In your research I think you will find that Vietnam is now a major player in the Shoe and clothing Industries.

Maya has been designing and making her own labels for a long time here, her shops also sold fashion footwear of high quality.

I'm sure she could advise you and possibly arrange a manufacturer to suit your needs.


I understand your point re: labour issues in this part of the world, we have been dealing with small manufacturers that have a personal touch and also are much easier to deal with and keep control of Quality issues.

Every small manufacturer we have ever dealt with in Vietnam and Cambodia we have agreed on a price with the owner/boss then we have added a small (but significant) bonus to each worker that has anything to do with our products. This is much appreciated by the worker who seem to take greater care in getting it right with our product.


Maya also oversees the process to ensure Quality.


Let us know if we can be of assistance to you, just contact us via


cheers and regards


Baz and Maya

Maya has

Thank you all for your responses!  I have contacted via email for details.  Much appreciated!
Vas - I can not offer specific factory suggestions, but here is a list of various shoe factories that you can investigate further.
Great, Thank you!  I am so surprised to find the'res not a global online resource for manufacturers.  It is hard to find a list of manufacturers even by country!  Did you find this list through google searches?  Does anyone know of a resource to find manufacturers?

Hey, I think China is having good manufacture in latest shoe for men and women both and they have also having good market for their product which they produce in their country. I think you should go with the Chinese manufacturing company. They will defiantly help you..

Yes although I would rather go through a manufacturer in a country with a better quality reputation - Italy perhaps.  I have been googling Italian manufacturers and it really hasn't turned up too much.


A little of the manufacturing subject.. I am working on market and trends research, both past trends and trend projections.  Of course there are lots of opinions on the web, but as far as legitimized information I am having some trouble collecting viable data.  Has anyone completed market research for a business plan?  If so, where are you siting your information from?  


Any info would be much appreciated!  Thanks.


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