We are excited to announce our latest partnership with women-led, shoewear brand Sante + Wade. They have joined our fight and will be supporting our work to end violence against women and girls.
They are donating 25% sale proceeds of their latest release – the Autumn/Winter Coco boot to Solace. We spoke to their founders, to find out a bit more about who they are and why they chose to support Solace...
Who are you?
Sante + Wade is a contemporary women’s footwear brand offering a range of high quality, comfortable and versatile products from size EU38 to EU46, in standard and wide fit. The brand launched in 2019, with a desire to be truly inclusive and ensure that no woman is ever left behind.
Sante + Wade encourages women to embrace their individuality and challenge old stereotypes. The brand urges women to picture femininity in all its forms. Whether long and lean, full-bodied and curvaceous, wearing a shoe size 38 or 45, the Sante + Wade applauds women who are unapologetically feminine and who embody some of the brand’s pillars: Be bold and authentic, Stand out from the crowd, Love yourself, Walk your own way.
What are you doing to support Solace?
We will be donating 25% of the sales from our new Coco Boot to Solace. We will also be raising awareness about Solace’s activities on our social media platforms: Instagram, facebook and twitter. We will also talk about Solace on our website. This is the starting point but we hope to be able to do more as we grow.
What made you want to support Solace?
We’ve always wanted our business to have a social impact and as a female-led brand I think we felt instinctively that we wanted to support charities that were female focused. Lockdown accelerated the decision. Hearing about the rise in domestic violence for women forced to be in such close quarters with their abusers really affected us. As did the stats about mental health and women being disproportionately impacted in so many areas by the virus. It felt like a clarion call to action.
Message to survivors?
Our hearts go out to anyone suffering from abuse. It's hard to imagine what it must be like to be in those circumstances. We would simply want them to know and trust that help is available. Hopefully that knowledge might encourage someone to take that first step towards finding a way out.