From eye surgery to espadrille design…
Welcome to Zaccys. I founded Zaccys in 2015 as a new women's luxury espadrille brand with the mission to create the world's most comfortable wedge espadrille. Quite an ambition for anyone but perhaps even more of challenge given the fact that until 2015 I had spent the previous twenty years of my working career in medicine, eventually specialising as a consultant eye surgeon.
Why the change in career?
How was Zaccys born?
During my time off work with Zac I was also able to reconnect with my lifelong love of fashion and design. This culminated in me starting to create designs for the perfect espadrille as I had been unable to replace an ancient, much-loved pair of my own espadrilles. Eventually I decided that it was the right time to leave the world of medicine and start a new career in fashion by launching a new business and naming it after Zac.
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How was the debut collection of Zaccys shoes created?
For my debut collection I have created a range of shoes that have been designed in Britain but are manufactured by master craftsmen who have been hand making shoes in Spain for over xxx years. The materials are all ones that I believe will together enhance the pleasure of wearing the shoes - whether they be lightweight cork heels, buttery soft leather uppers or, most importantly, the generous insole.
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Why will women enjoy wearing a pair of Zaccys?
I very much hope you choose to add a pair of Zaccys wedge espadrilles to your own wardrobe. I have designed them to be a truly luxurious summer shoe for busy women that deserve to feel comfortable while looking stylish. I hope that you will not be disappointed and, in particular, I trust that you find them to be extremely comfortable. <how will they feel?...fabulous?>
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Finally, in recognition of the support my family and I received during Zac's illness, a contribution from the sale of every pair of Zaccys will be donated to two children's cancer charities - Children with Cancer and CLIC Sargent. Both of these British charities provide invaluable support and resources for those affected by childhood cancer.
I, and the rest of the Zaccys team, would love to hear from you with any views, ideas, suggestions or thoughts on our shoes or our brand. Please feel free to share these with us via any of our social media channels, or alternatively you can email me directly on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meg - x