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The tailored last footwear design consultancy was set up in in 2008 after having worked in the industry since early 2000. We have excellent design & development skills gained from working with some of the best UK & international brands and factories. What should be looking for if you are searching for a footwear designer? Someone who can take your ideas and turn them into production footwear designs. Someone who can advise you on where & how to find a footwear factory. Someone with experience of designing a footwear collection from initial sketches to sales samples. Why not contact us to find out how we can help you turn your ideas into a reality.

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Freelance Footwear Design by The Tailored Last

Born out of a desire to create conceptual footwear across multiple product categories & diverse disciplines. Those where the key attributes when ‘the tailored last’ footwear design consultancy was founded in 2008. Having worked in the footwear industry as a footwear designer & developer since early 2000 for UK & International brands and private labels, the next logical step was to offer those skills that had been so carefully developed and defined to a wider audience.

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Every project is different and understanding your needs and project requirements is something we believe is imperative to creating the right product for you & your brand. We have acquired extensive knowledge of the footwear design & footwear development process thru years of working in the footwear industry with some of the best UK & International footwear brands and footwear factories.

Together with our partners @ Bluesole we are now able to offer a complete package from design and development thru to sales, sourcing and brand consultancy.


We cover all aspects of the footwear design process from entry point to high end, casual, lifestyle, formal  & safety product. From start up brands to international collections, we offer an end to end service.

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Our footwear design & development packages cover all aspects of the process from creative direction, trend research, packaging, logo design, last selection, prototyping and final sales samples. We approach our research thru shop visits in the UK & Europe together with an extensive knowledge of trends and branded product.

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 We work on a freelance footwear design / project basis and offer a very competitive pricing structure. We can work in-house or via satellite location with your development team or chosen factory.

We have worked with Clients & factories in the UK, Europe, China, India, Vietnam, Taiwan, USA & Canada.

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