Fera Libens shoes are designed in Milan and are 100% Italian-made. Living in the heart of Milan keeps us up to date on the newest and most popular trends. Fera Libens have chosen the best Italian craftsmen, coming from Marche, Piedmont and Lombardy, to handle their production, and each shoe is made by hand with the utmost care and attention. Fera Libens are proud of their shoes and the ethics Fera Libens stand for. One of their most proud feats is their hand-made quality. Each shoe comes with a history. A history that starts in Milan at a drawing table
Fera Libens shoe designs are drawn in-house by their designers. Resembling a traditional style with a twist, their shoes are unique and contemporary. Once the designs are deemed completed, the fabrics are hand selected by the owners who personally deliver both the sketches and materials to their several factories. There, the artisans cut and sew the fabric by hand, molding with care the shoe. While the shoes are being crafted, their sole-maker in Vigevano prepares for their arrival. As soon as they have taken form, the soles are hand-stamped to the shape of the shoe for a right fit every time. Bringing the two pieces together at Fera Libens factory is their favorite part, where they are stitched together and brought to life. The shoes are then laced by the hands of their creator and gently packaged in its box for sale. Fera Libens passion for creating shoes only grows with time. It is their pleasure to combine their love for animals with their shoemaking business, helping to pave the road for ethical fashion one step at a time.
MEET THE FOUNDERS
Why FERA LIBENS?
Because I had a grandfather who was a shoemaker and crafted small masterpieces with his hands. Because I wanted to help improve the world around me; a small drop of good will in a sea of indifference. Because it’s wonderful to see an idea germinating, to nurture it and to strive to spread it all over the world.
Why FERA LIBENS?
Because I like to think I’m making a contribution, however small, towards a type of sustainable development. Because I think there’s a more aware way of living life, without foregoing it’s many joys. Because I love animals.
We strongly believe in the necessity of orienting consumer behaviour towards a higher responsibility for the environment and animals, while valuing Italian traditional artistry and “gusto”, renowned and appreciated all over the world.
Light-weight, resistant and breathable
Fera Libens has achieved the highest level animal-free rating of (VVV+) from LAV, which certifies that their entire shoe is produced without the sacrifice of any animal. Fera Libens utilises several leather alternatives, such as Alcantara, microfiber and other synthetic and natural components to produce a 100% Italian-made shoe.
Alcantara® is a cutting-edge Italian brand and material, which is well-known for its luxurious quality and extraordinary versatility. This material is widely used in the fashion industry. Alcantara® is eco-friendly: it is 100% Carbon Neutral, which means it has a net carbon footprint of zero.
Microfiber is a “non-woven” fabric that has a ratio of length-to-weight less than 10,000 meters of fiber per one gram. Basically, it is incredibly light. In addition, microfiber has a very similar structure to leather in terms of breathability and strength and guarantees comfort. Fera Libens use microfiber for many proponents of their shoes.Their suppliers are leading Italian manufacturers.
The soles are made of rubber and produced by Italian manufacturers. In several models, Fera Libens use Vibram® rubber, which ensures durability. In addition, this rubber is also weatherproof and anti-slip. The Laces are made of 100% cotton and fabricated in Italy.