HOW IT ALL STARTED

As with so many businesses, the drive to start August Villa came from a problem I encountered time and time again as a shoe lover – I was always forced to choose between vegan or ethical or sustainable. Having to choose between your values is sooooo frustrating!

If how we dress tells the world who we are, here’s what I want the world to know: I consider animals as equals, I’m forever impressed by the refined system that is nature, I’m a compassionate human, and let’s be honest…I like to be well dressed.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

I’m not perfect – and I don’t expect you to be! We try to be the best version of ourselves possible with all the tools we have at the moment and we challenge ourselves to constantly improve.

I will be honest, when I started working on August Villa I wanted my shoes to be perfect: 100% biodegradable, ensuring work and a decent salary to women around the world, giving back…you get it! It was unreasonable to think I could do it all from the start while being backed only by my dreams and small savings. I realized  that I don’t expect the women buying my shoes to be perfect and I don’t want to wait until August Villa is perfect to launch it! I want to provide you with beautiful shoes that already are a big step up from what’s out there and keep working on making it all happen with you!