The sun's out, which means it's high time for you to whip out your brightest OOTDs. While your outfit may be all set already, don't forget about your feet! Let your footwear of choice complement the zesty vibe of the season, too. Here to help you find the perfect pair is local online store Milli Label with their cool take on the modern and stylish strappy sandals trend. Know more about this shoe brand below!
What is the concept behind Milli? Where did the name come from?
"Milli Label is a brand that provides statement pieces for the modern day woman. This brand empowers women to make bolder and braver fashion choices, to step out of their comfort zones, to be able to stand tall and walk with confidence. The name Milli came from the founder’s name, Kamille."
Who designs your shoes? Please describe your overall aesthetic.
"The founder, Kamille Zulueta, designs the shoes. Milli Label’s overall aesthetic is something fun, playful yet still classic."
What kind of materials do you use in producing your items? Where and how do you manufacture them?
"We use vegan leather for all our sandals. We proudly design and manufacture them from the Philippines."
Talia sandal, P1850
What made you decide to pursue this production route?
"We know manufacturing shoes on your own is harder than simply purchasing from suppliers, however we think it would be more fulfilling because we see our ideas come to life. Also, it is an honor to work with local artistans and showcase their talent worldwide."
How did you start your business and who are its founders? Could you tell us something about yourselves?
"Kamille Zulueta, the founder of Milli Label started this business simply because of her love of shoes. She just recently graduated last year with a degree in Business Administration, Major in Management from the University of Asia and the Pacific. She grew up in a family with 4 other empowered, business-minded and fashionable sisters, Kristine, Kat, Karla and Kim, who have been her biggest inspiration to start her business. The Zulueta sisters are known for their fashion and retails brands, ZOO, Ocean, and Aperitif."
Who do you have in mind wearing your pieces? Describe the ideal Milli girl.
"A Milli muse is someone who sees fashion as an art form. She is beautiful, confident, and daring. But most of all, with her powerful feminine energy, she inspires others to do the same."
What are your brand's greatest strengths? What sets you apart from other stores?
"What sets Milli Label apart from other stores is the clear message that we send through our brand, which is to empower women through fashion—starting with sandals. When it comes to our designs, we aren’t afraid to play around with color. We definitely want to add more fun to everyone’s favorite classic pieces."
Tori sandal, P1850
What about its weaknesses? How are you able to overcome these?
"Being one of the rookies in the shoe industry is definitely a challenge. There are so many well renowned local shoe companies who have been in the industry for years. Given this, we are motivated to continuously offer something new and different in the market and of course to stick to our main message, which is to have fun and empower women."
Where do you see your brand in the coming years? What should we expect from Milli in the future?
"In the coming years, we see Milli Label as every woman’s go-to fashion retail store. Definitely expect more designs and more exciting products in the near future!"