Contributing Monkie Sarah Backhouse
Published on February 15, 2008
From Romulus and Remus to Mary-Kate and Ashley, two is better than one when it comes to founding the Roman empire or conquering the ‘tween one. The same applies to the world of ethical fashion. Twin sisters Katleen and Liesbet founded Georgette, their Belgian-based webstore (with a storefront in Antwerp), on the dual premise of animal-friendly materials and European craftsmanship.
From their website: “Together with small family-run companies in Italy and Spain, the girls work out exclusive collections that are made in the best non-leather and eco-friendly materials, like natural fabrics and luxurious Italian faux leathers”.
My Marcos moments include the classic Bee red pump with rounded toe, which would look fab in the daytime paired with a little black dress; the Audrey silver glitter ballerina, guaranteed to brighten up any style of denim; and the divine caramel Carly boot made from faux leather and microfiber leg, sensational over black leggings or bare legs.
Georgette. When it comes to chic alternatives and leather footwear, Belgian twins know best.