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By millyjshoes, Aug 2 2019 03:19PM

I was contacted by OFSTED outstanding school, Thorpe St Andrew to come up with a project to help invigorate their students. They have removed textiles from the curriculum and they have asked me to work with them to re inspire this area. I have always maintained that the arts are incredibly important for both budding minds and adults. Minimising mental health implications, helping with dexterity, especially in terms of Alzheimer's. Creativity delights us, it teaches us skills in which to mend a broken item, it can innovate and it can help the mind see in other formats.


Look out for this exciting project commencing in November!

By millyjshoes, Jun 27 2019 10:06AM

Milly J Shoes is just up the round from The UK'S oldest Hotel, the decadent, Maids Head Hotel. A hotel steeped in history and with a great award winning track record. With a similar ethos, Milly J Shoes is delighted to be working closely with the hotel.


Milly J Shoes can be seen in the grand foyer as well as a series of fun and engaging upcoming footwear workshops! The Maids Head has certainly looked after Milly J!





By millyjshoes, Apr 12 2019 12:25PM

Milly J is excited to announce that she has been shorlisted for two prestigious Drapers Footwear Awards. The Drapers awards are one of the biggest awards that recognise the industry. Being alongside some behemoths of the industry is a true honour!


She is nominated as the Footwear Designer of the Year and The Best Sustainability Initiative of the Year. The second being her campaign to reduce the footwear landfill implications.

By millyjshoes, Apr 12 2019 12:25PM

Milly J is excited to announce that she has been shorlisted for two prestigious Drapers Footwear Awards. The Drapers awards are one of the biggest awards that recognise the industry. Being alongside some behemoths of the industry is a true honour!


She is nominated as the Footwear Designer of the Year and The Best Sustainability Initiative of the Year. The second being her campaign to reduce the footwear landfill implications.

By millyjshoes, Apr 12 2019 12:15PM

Milly J was visited in the shop and studio by University of East Anglia, International Development students. As part of their thesis, they research the changing social perspectives towards environmental issues, including recycling and landfill. How we start to do things in different ways, in which to help the implications. Is this a changing model in that we are more aware of what happens to our waste and is this a permanent change?


Here at Milly J Shoes, I am pushing the move for the public to bring in their old shoes in order to help reduce the footwear footprint. They in turn have their shoes revitalised and turned into a new design. Most of the UK's landfill is tranferred to China or Poland and this simply isn't economically sustainable! The footwear industry is one of the biggest culprits for poor landfill management.

By millyjshoes, Mar 28 2019 12:34PM

I am committed to trying to help the next generation find their own, unique sense of self. Doing this by creating mini projects, working on their confidence skills through speech, language, music and drama to instilling the importance of creativity.


I mentor at North Walsham High school and I organised for my group of 13 year olds to visit the East Anglia Air Ambulance. Taking them away from their phones and ipads and seeing what else lay in this world beyond social media and texting! On my day off, some of my mentees and I visited their base and were greeted by the paramedics, doctors, pilots and of course the CEO, Patrick Peal.


The stories were inspiring and they certainly managed to get through to my group. I am excited to take another lot of mentees to the base in the future.

By millyjshoes, Mar 21 2019 02:00PM

Milly J Shoes is delighted to be affiliated with the UK's oldest hotel. An award winning boutique hotel in the heart of Norwich up the road from my shop. They are now exhibiting Milly J Shoes with some exciting news coming soon!


But over the weekend, some of their preferred suppliers were invited to exhibit at thier wedding open day. Included was the hotel's vintage Bentley and other talented wedding industry experts.

By millyjshoes, Feb 27 2019 04:13PM

We always have a great time exhibiting among various other fabulous bridal suppliers at the official, Bride Magazine Wedding Show. This is held twice a year at the Norfolk Showground with it being the largest wedding show in the area. Our themes were peacock blues and sea greens. The gorgeous flower girl dress was made by my partner's sister, Tara Martin - Miluca.

By millyjshoes, Feb 27 2019 03:59PM

To folow on from our, "Footwear Footprint" story, I was delighted to be contacted by Norfolk's Heart Radio division. The story was aired on radio and in their news feeds.

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