C I A O
Founded in 2013, DOF Studios has been created to act as a fundamental base for your own creative styling.
A continual undercurrent of Italian design nostalgia runs through each collection as we celebrate street style, Italian culture, and traditional methods of craftsmanship.
The Art of Shoemaking
We proudly brand our shoes and accessories with a 'Made in Italy' stamp. This phrase is the foundation of DOF Studios.
Since the very beginning, we have manufactured in small generational factories in both Italy and Australia, where the practise of traditional shoemaking has become endangered.
Quality and comfort is at the forefront of our design pillars. Our close relationships with artisanal manufacturers means we can promise the highest quality material, hardware and final product for our customers. We ensure our product is made by artisans who are paid living wages in great working conditions.
Circularity ( A work in Progress )
Our shoes and accessories are handmade by a group of artisans who over the past decade have become an extension of our family. We operate closely and transparently together throughout every process including design, material and hardware sourcing and manufacturing. We place high value on their work and consequently ; our products.
To emphasise the importance of preserving the art of shoemaking, we are working toward more circular processes, including restorative practices to ensure that DOF Studios shoes and accessories can be worn and loved for as long as possible, before taking responsibility for our products’ end of life, and your consideration to purchase again.
We are currently finalising these processes and are excited to share more in the near future. If you wish to stay in the loop, sign up to our newsletter.