Saturday, June 21, 2014

Geta Collection: Fiona Flat Sandals



These flat sandals have a unique footbed  that really resembles wood, even the surface texture.  Together with my supplier, we tried techniques how we can achieve the wooden effect for the footbed. It took us a couple of weeks before we were able to achieve the perfect look using treated PVC soles.



This collection was inspired by the Japanese thong wooden clogs known as Geta in 2009.  I added prints on the “wooden footbed” resembling  Japanese block prints. 


Japanese Geta sandals, photo by Google.




These were produced in Liliw, Laguna but were never sold in Liliw's Gat Tayaw fair. 

At that time, with Kuya Noel and Kuya Hermie's help we developed several suppliers from Liliw, Binan and Gapan areas to supply our increasing demand for Hoc Yan’s (a company under the Unitop Group) Fiona footwear line through our advocacy of teaching correct footwear processing & manufacturing.

It really sold well. At 1,200 pairs per design as our minimum quantity which was more than what most of the big players are ordering from footwear manufacturers.

I made sure that the patterns were made only by the pattern maker that we endorse to make sure that fitting & construction will be close to ideal. Since most of the manufacturers in these areas are not applying scientific principles in creating their patterns which logically results to bad construction and fitting. 

I cannot vouch that all the shoes sold in the Gat Tayaw Fair in Liliw are well constructed, hence with good fitting. I will only vouch for the products that I had ordered & my team has overseen its production.

Hopefully I could redo this collection sometime soon in a more ideal factory setting & competent workers.


14 comments:

  1. Great looking shoes! Hurray for Philippine made products! :)

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    1. Thanks, Kai! The manufacturing industry in the Philippines is picking up again.

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  2. Nice collection for business and more to offer in the future.

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    1. Thanks Fernando, that is exactly my vision.

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  3. Perosnally, i dont like the looks of this sandals, it looks hard

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    1. I understand where your're coming from, Bhuboy. That is exactly what this sandals is about since it was inspired form the wooden sandals, but you would be surprised if you physically touch the samples since the wooden footbed are pliable because it is made of PVC outsole.

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  4. You have nice designs and I'm sure your business will be successful.

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  5. Hello Miss Clarissa, The sandals look unique and durable. Where do you sell this? Do you have a shop? Thank you. For some reason, I can`t follow your blog because it`s not letting me.

    http://gracefulmist.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Graceful Mist, thanks for appreciating my designs, but these collection is no longer available since I launched this back in 2010. No worries though since I still plan to redo another collection of this same theme. These are definitely durable since I also had several pairs of these sandals & I enjoyed them for I think more than 2 years.

      As for following my blog, I'm really sorry for the inconvenience, but if you would like to try again, what you can do is click on the small orange square beside the "Join this site" tab so you can successfully follow me. I'll gladly follow back :D

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    2. Hi Graceful Mist, I'm happy to let you know that I am manufacturing footwear again, check our Facebook page to check on our styles. Happy holidays! https://www.facebook.com/pages/JacJam-footwear-closet/654097934660862?fref=ts

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