All about Painted Birds…
Where are Painted Bird shoes made?
Painted Bird are initially designed by us in Laguna Beach California. Each pair of our hand crocheted shoes are made by a group of female artisans in a small community in India, supporting the local women and fair trade conditions. Not only will you receive beautiful handmade shoes, you will also come away knowing you’ve helped the locals.
What are Painted Bird shoes made of?
Painted Bird shoes are made of woven rayon silk thread that is died with non toxic, chemical free dye. The outer sole is made of leather and the inner sole is leather.
Do Painted Birds fit true to size?
Painted Birds fit true to size. When you first get your shoes, they should feel quite snug around the toe. That is exactly how they should fit! They will stretch just enough for the perfect fit after a couple of wears. If you are concerned that they are too tight, we recommend that you wear your Painted Birds around the house or on a carpeted surface for a couple of days to keep them in in good condition until you know if they are the correct size. We do not accept returns or exchanges on any shoes that show wear or use.
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How can I clean dirt from my Painted Birds?
We recommend using a mild laundry liquid detergent (preferable chemical-free). Spot clean with a dab of detergent on a wet cloth and wipe the dirty area. Let the shoes air dry completely after cleaning.
Are Painted Birds only meant for Spring/Summer?
That depends…Here in California, we have lots of sunshine and very little rain or cold weather throughout the year, so we wear Painted Birds almost all year round. That said, Painted Birds are not meant for rain or snow however they are a perfect shoe to pack in your bag while travelling, airports and to kick around in at home on those not-so-sunny days.
Painted Birds. The Imperfections are part of the charm.
Because of the hand made nature of the product, you may seem some small frays over time. These can be carefully tucked back into the shoe or snipped with scissors. Painted Birds are not meant for activities that could cause rubbing on the uppers of the shoes. There may also be some variance in color. Because the material we use in all hand dyed, the color can vary slightly from shoe to shoe. We quality check each shoe before they are shipped to ensure that any color variation is within a threshold of what we feel is acceptable. If the shoes have not been worn, and you would like to try a different color, please feel free to contact us to exchange them for a new pair.