Sydney Brown is a directional, luxury footwear label, which offers a unique combination of dynamic design and ethical and sustainable production. Sydney Brown, an American-born designer, founded her eponymous label due to her conviction that luxury could be produced in an environmentally friendly way. Taking a holistic approach to design, Sydney Brown espouses respect for the environment and the wearer without compromising on style. Handmade by artisans in her Los Angeles atelier, the consciously constructed shoes are free of animal products and use eco-friendly materials such as coconut insoles, recycled and sustainable uppers, and reclaimed wooden soles, aiming to create every pair of shoes with a ‘cradle to cradle’ life cycle. Sydney Brown’s aesthetic is pared down and understated with the focus on sculptural lines and unusual detailing. She is deeply inspired by her ten years of living and working in Japan, where she honed her design skills and adopted the Japanese aesthetic for beautiful and innovative materials over embellishment.