Livie & Luca specializes in handmade shoes for children, designed to support the healthy development of young feet. With a focus on comfort and durability, the brand uses soft leathers and incorporates bold, imaginative designs in their shoes.
Livie & Luca is all about:
- Child-Involved Design: The brand employs a collaborative design process that involves children through in-person and virtual workshops, lending each pair of shoes an element of childlike creativity.
- Sustainable Practices: Sustainability is integral to Livie & Luca. The ReJoy collection includes shoes made with post-consumer recycled or organic materials. The shoeboxes, made from recycled materials, double as shipping boxes to minimize packaging waste.
- Detailed Craftsmanship: Livie & Luca’s products are made with careful attention to detail, ensuring that they can be kept as keepsakes or passed down to other children.
- Community Engagement: Livie & Luca has donated to non-profit organizations supporting children’s development and well-being, built playgrounds in economically-disadvantaged neighborhoods, and has a resale program through Kidizen.
Mitzi, the Founder & CEO, is a first-generation Latina who established Livie & Luca following a path of passion and commitment to community, creativity, and craftsmanship. The brand is now a community that embraces individuality, sustainability, and the celebration of childhood.
Additionally, Livie & Luca is actively involved in promoting diversity and inclusivity by including children with disabilities in its advertising campaigns.
Their sustainable initiatives include the launch of a collection made with post-consumer recycled or organic materials, including vegan glue. They encourage customers to participate in a circular economy by reselling used Livie & Luca shoes through Kidizen.