LEATHER and FOLKLORE
A healthy and luxurious concept FOLK by MONILO - was created out of love for what is natural and what the region of beautiful Polish mountains can offer. We draw inspiration from what traditional regional folklore culture has to offer and we handcraft a unique product - a small work of art inspired by classical highlander design. We use only the highest quality natural leather and organic wool for our products. Our leather is smooth, natural and of the best sort. For the lining we use only natural, uncoloured goat skin, as this type of leather reduces the perspiration. The leather is immaculate and soft and the sheepskin's skin is characterized by its extraordinary softness and fluffy finish.
Each model is made by hand from the highest quality genuine leather or sheepskin that has a velvety finish (all available in various colours). Our organic wool comes only from Podhale - a beautiful mountain region in Poland. All materials are manually selected to get the best quality finished product. A truly precious feature of a MONILO shoe is its hardware. It's almost as if we put jewellery on our shoes. Whenever you notice our signature MONILO bells, or the flash of buckles, rings or eyelets, know that they're made from remarkable, magical materials. Each shoe is finished with delicate rose gold for girls or striking palladium for boys. After you're done wearing your precious shoes, those lovely bells can be used on a chain or bracelet and have it's own beautiful afterlife as your child grows up.
HEALTHY FOOT DEVELOPMENT
A shoe can only live up to our philosophy if it is made with expert care and precision.
Child's feet are incredibly sensitive. When our children are finally ready to take that first step, it's important to ensure their feet have got enough room to grow comfortably and get the right support. As such, every Monilo shoe is handcrafted based on the structure of children's feet: from the way they are designed to the way they are constructed- in the production process of FOLK by MONILO footwear we rely on many years of experience, natural materials and their health properties, and we always have in mind the healthy development of the child's foot. All important elements are in check: keeping the right distance and having enough space between the toes or having the right ankle support for the very little ones who are about to take their first steps in our shoes. All of this aims to contribute to healthy and natural development. It's with these sentiments in mind that we begin the craft process.
HANDMADE with LOVE
What is really important to us and what we are proud of is that each of our products is hand-made. Starting from cutting leathers, assembling elements and stitching them together all the way to quality control – all stages are in the hands of dedicated craftsmen to build a one-of-a-kind product. All our designs are carefully consulted with the production team, so that the final product is not only consistent with the design in terms of aesthetics but also meets our requirements in the healthy development aspect. Using the gifts of nature and the experience and knowledge of our local craftsmen, whose work is based on multigenerational family traditions, we give into your hands a product made precisely with the greatest attention to detail from first-class materials.
Style is timeless
We know that an imagination is full of bright, lucid colour - but so often, a child's clothing is confined to pastel blue or pink. At MONILO, we're passionate about colours that tell stories, and which speak volumes about children as little individuals. That's why every one of our colours is bold, different, and delightfully striking from the moment you see them. As fashions come and go, style remains engaging, discerning, and relevant. As such, every MONILO shoe is based on a sense of perennial style with respect of classic design and traditional folklore combined with fashion aestetics. That said, each year, as leather colours and textures come and go in and out of season, we vary our selection and offer what we hope to be beautiful and exciting variety of colours. Fashion is seasonal, but style is timeless