Shoes handcrafted, designed and sourced in India
Devika Bharadwaj is an eponymous shoe label that offers exclusive, handcrafted shoes for women. Headquartered in Mumbai, our products are designed, sourced and produced in the city; allowing each shoe a touch of local expertise and a taste of global quality.
While our initial focus was on creating timeless leather footwear for women, we have been cognizant of the need to promote sustainable fashion and therefore, our more recent designs since the past year have been using man-made leather and sustainable fabrics like cotton and khadi.
At our core are our values to improve and promote local business and skills. We work with skilled shoe makers with decades of experience and with the same intent, our eco-friendly paper bags are made by an NGO that works with underprivileged women.
Designer and cordwainer, Devika has always had a passion for shoes, designing and art. She began experimenting in her early college days, successfully pioneering her own offbeat label of hand-painted shoes. She turned her passion into a business, and went on to pursue an MBA in Retail Management.
Focused on learning from the best, Devika trained in London to learn shoe making. She additionally pursued a shoe designing course from the Footwear Design and Development Institute, Mumbai.
In 2015, she launched this eponymous shoe label that aims to offer luxurious shoe designs for the fashion-conscious women of India.
The label was shortlisted for Grazia Young Fashion Awards in 2016, and Devika was one of the winners of Inorbit Pink Power, a platform for women-led startups.