From the moment Rebecca Mink arrived on the scene with her ultra-luxe collection of Italian-made vegans shoes, shoe enthusiasts, celebrities and animals lovers scrambled to get a pair of the wearable art. Rebecca Mink, a native of southern California, has devoted her entire life to the mission of preserving the planet and the humane treatment of animals. Rebecca has always worked in the fashion industry as a model, stylist, and designer. Rebecca was torn between the high-end fashion she loved, and the animals and planet she adored. As a celebrity stylist for over 20 years she noticed the lack of luxurious vegan shoes in the marketplace. She made it her mission to create an alternative and founded Mink; The first luxury vegan shoe line in the fashion industry.In 2000, with sketches in hand Rebecca traveled to Italy in search of the perfect artisan who could bring her designs to life. After being shown the door by sixteen factories all refusing to even consider manufacturing such an unprecedented product she vowed to never give up. She continued to seek out the most prized Italian shoe factories and succeeded. Over time some factory owners became interested and decided to give making vegan shoes a chance. After many tests they realized it was possible! With their support Rebecca created the first luxury vegan shoe on the market. Passionately working for over a decade Rebecca is determined to shift the paradigm of the way people think about non leather shoes. Effortlessly alluring and genuinely vivacious Rebecca is among the new breed of young designers who are leading the fashion industry into an era of environmental responsibility without sacrificing creativity and style. In Mink shoes, Rebecca has designed the footwear for the next generation who knows that glamour and a respect for the environment can walk side by side.
Mink is a vegan shoe line that sidesteps leather for eco-friendly, animal-free materials. It has rapidly outpaced all its competitors in the arena of "green" footwear. Mink shoes are made in the same prized Italian factories that produce Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Dolce and Gabbana and more all without harming animals people or the planet. Every new style is perfected in fit, look and quality before even being considered for production. Each shoe is hand crafted by 4th and 5th generation shoe masters.
Three years of development went into the first collection. Mink shoes are assembled using materials from sustainable resources such as wood, cork, bamboo, non animal glue, vegetable resins, organic and recycled fabrics. Every pair of Mink Shoes has a personality of its own with each shoe named after the animal that inspired its creation. Since its launch in 2004 Mink has been featured in numerous press and adorned the feet of the most famous women in the world.
Dazzling and unabashedly sexy, Mink shoes effortlessly reflect Rebecca's own sensibilities with their effervescent glamour and towering heels, which effectively elongate a woman's legs and give her a confident posture. But perhaps more importantly, the line proves Rebecca's conviction that a non-leather alternative can outperform traditional shoes. Machine-tested for durability, Mink shoes outlast their conventional counterpart thanks to Italian engineering.Handmade in limited production; Mink is the highest quality vegan shoe available.