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All About Alina

All About Alina

Maguire is proud to introduce the Alina Platform Sandalshandmade in collaboration with Ukrainian shoe factory, Kachorovska.

At Maguire, we are dedicated to providing our customers with stylish and comfortable footwearand so is Kachorovska, a Ukrainian shoe factory located iZhytomyr, a city near Kyiv. Aftemeeting the factory owner last winter during Micam, a footwear fair in Milan, we werimmediately enthralled by their story. Despite the struggles their community faces due tongoing political difficulties, the team at Kachorovska aims to continue to live a life with semblance of normalcy and pursue their business activities to provide for their families and loved ones.

From that encounter emerged an idea; What if we could conceive a meaningful partnershiwhere we could not only support this communitfinancially, but also give them autonomy anagency in their lives? As we started developing this collaboration, we were warned by thfounder of the factory that there might be some risks in partnering with them. Electricity is noalways reliable, internet access might suddenly disappear, products will need to cross bordelines and be transferred to Poland so they can be shipped tAmerica, and the list goes onNonetheless, we went through with the collaboration and welcomed those risks if it meant beinable to support a brand that shares our vision and values and is dedicated to fair labopractices.

Introducing the Alina Platform Sandals - a playful take on the Y2K aesthetic that provides style and comfort to the wearer. Somewhere between sleek, polished and ludic, Alina is offered in both Black and Bubblegum colourways and is available online and in stores.

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