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How can I find a shoe manufacturer?

Are you a budding shoe designer who wants to fill the gap in the market with your novel and stylish ideas? Or are you someone who wants to get into the business of handcrafted and handmade shoes? Or even a big retailer looking to mass produce your designs? Whatever your goal may be, the first step to achieving it is to find a shoe manufacturer who understands your vision. This is where Kiwi Enterprises steps in. We are a family-run company that brings brands’ visions to life with our world-class leather shoe manufacturing operation. We design and create premium-quality custom leather footwear and accessories for many private labels, organizations, fashion houses, footwear brands, and other retailers around the world.

Whoever you are – a new shoe brand or a major player in the footwear industry -‑ you can bring your custom designs to us, and we will manufacture them for you as per your specifications. Besides this, you can also choose from our repertoire of designs and put your label on them. We have an in-house team of designers from France and Italy who create over 300 new designs every season, for leather footwear and accessories.

Finding a shoe manufacturer and convincing them to bring your idea to fruition can be something of a task, especially if you don’t know where to start or are new to this domain. We recommend you see it like pitching to an investor. They must believe in your ability to stay afloat in the business of commercial footwear making, your overall goals, and have a clear picture on other concerns like the projected volumes and your target cost price. Once you have all of this figured out, the next process becomes seamless.

1. What are the qualities that you should look for in a shoe manufacturer?

The answer is simple – they should have years of experience up their sleeve, something Kiwi Enterprises can proudly boast of. Besides this, delivering high quality products and achieving the client’s deadlines are also something to keep in mind. If you work with Kiwi Enterprises, you can also rely on us to help you with branding and packaging as well, which is a great thing to seek in your chosen manufacturer as well. Their customer care service should also be prompt, and always helpful in case immediate troubleshooting is required.

Keep scrolling if you want to know more about how to search for a shoe manufacturer for your footwear brand:

2. Look up your options online: Online platforms like LinkedIn and forums for B2B manufacturers, traders, and suppliers can help you learn about the manufacturers in your area or your brand’s country of operations. Visit the manufacturers websites to see their portfolios, information on their past work, as well as collaborations with other brands. If you want to work with Kiwi Enterprises, you can easily access all this information on our website as well. All our premium leather footwear is handcrafted in India and shipped to some of the biggest international brands in the world.

3. Word of mouth: This is possibly one of the most common ways to discover and connect with premium shoe manufacturers. Ask your peers and other names in the footwear industry for recommendations and feedback on your chosen manufacturer. Reach out to other retailers and local shoe brands on social media to get an honest and well-rounded picture, so that you can make an informed decision. You will also be able to get first-hand information on logistical options as well as pricing.

Kiwi Enterprises – Your private label’s one stop shop for leather goods

With an undying passion for sophistication and style, Kiwi Enterprises has been in the premium leather business for over two decades. We are a family-owned and operated business, bringing you a world-class design platform with endless customization options. If you work with us, we will bring you state-of-the-art manufacturing mixed with traditional craftsmanship and attention to detail. From our raw materials to our custom packaging options, we strive to create top-tier leather products that will elevate your brand.