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Our Story

Our Story

A big blooming British Hello! It's hard to believe that it was 20 years ago that I made the first pair of soft leather baby shoes at my kitchen table heavily pregnant and with very limited sewing skills. All good things start with humble beginnings and all these years later I'm mum to 4, grandmother to 1, working with my husband who left his job when the business started taking off and still with questionable sewing skills. Luckily I have an amazing team of artisans with over 100 years experience collectively who make the shoes.

Inch Blue is one of the very few UK manufacturers specializing in luxury leather baby shoes and accessories stocked in shops all around the word. We have a small factory in Wales and it's here that the team design our products and where they are all hand crafted with love for little feet.

Quality is at the heart of our brand and we put all our passion and consideration into everything we do. Our leather is beautifully soft and is tested to the highest global standards. The functional design means our shoe slips on easily and stays on thanks to the elasticated ankles.

Since the beginning we have been ethically conscious and used recyclable plastic packaging and cardboard for our products. We are now very proud to be able to say our company is 100% plastic free. Even the shoe stuffing has been replaced with card. Admittedly I really struggled with this change as I like to see the shoes plumped up rather than flat when they arrive in the post to mail order customers. But I know it's the right thing to do and once they're on little feet they look amazing.

As we enter Autumn/Winter 2020 we will look back and reflect on the Global Pandemic which has affected so many businesses here in the UK and the rest of the World. We've sadly said goodbye to a few special customers who have supported us since 1999 and are now retiring but we're also getting to know some lovely new ones. We're all sending a big heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported us. Our stockists and mail order customers have kept us very busy and we are grateful! SS21 is full of new styles and designs. We can't wait to show you what's been going on behind the scenes at Inch Blue HQ. We may share a few sneak peaks on social media so keep an eye out.

Finally ....Thank you for all the wonderful photographs and feedback. It always makes me smile and remember the first time I saw a baby wearing Inch Blue shoes. I followed the Mum around M & S with my sister fizzing with excitement. Keep sending the pics and making my day.

If you have any suggestions on designs or things you would like to see in the range we’d love to you hear from you. Send us a message through the contact us form.

We also love seeing your little ones in their Inch Blues, get in touch via email or tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #inchblue.