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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 12:20PM
Milly J Shoes was invited to exhibit at the HSBC head office yesterday. A pop up for trusted local businesses who have something a little bit different to offer.
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, Jan 5 2019 11:58AM
Vanilla magazine has been great supporters of Milly J Shoes and so spotting two pairs of my shoes in the magazine was a lovely treat.
By millyjshoes, Nov 27 2018 07:00PM
Milly was invited as an “industry expert” by the BBC for The BBC Apprentice with my designs and clips sent to the team as inspiration, the winning team used the interchangeable clip idea.
Last night the, Milly J Ming Dynasty Teapot Shoe makes an appearance too!
By millyjshoes, Oct 18 2018 06:35PM
Many know that I was originally trained as a professional actress and singer and the fluidity of the creative arts is very important to me.
I am thrilled to be raising awareness and singing for the Mudeka Foundation show. The foundation was established by Anna Mudeka and raises funds for orphaned children in Zimbabwe. As I too was an orphan, this is especially important to me.
I will be singing solos and alongside Soprano Emma Nuule.
Tickets are still available and the rehearsal was filmed by the BBC with Emma and I sitting on the BBC Look East couch this Friday prior to the show.
Photos are from yesterday's rehearsal.
By millyjshoes, Oct 18 2018 06:28PM
Since moving shop to the beautiful Tombland, the press as always has been very supportive. Thank you to the EDP newspaper and the Evening News for featuring this article.
By millyjshoes, Oct 18 2018 06:18PM
Matthew Gudgin - is one of the main BBC Norfolk Radio hosts, runs a Tuesday guest slot whereby the team choose an individual within Norfolk to be interviewed. The surprsing part is that all theguests have made contributuons to Norfolk life and have indeed had interesting lives thus far!
It is also considered to be the, "Desert Island Discs" of Norfolk. Choosing just 6 songs was a hard feat to achieve!
You can listen to my interview here:
By millyjshoes, Oct 18 2018 06:05PM
Milly J was recently shortlisted for a prestigious, footwear award. Thye Footwear Friends award is one of the main industry footwear awards in Europe ans runs the oldest Footwear Industry charity in the country. In conjunction with The Society of Shoe Fitters, the British Footwear Association, Clarks, Dune, Schuh, Cordwainers and many others, this award is certainly packed with fantastic support.
Milly met with a panel from Clarks, The Dune Group and others.
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