At JENTS we open the doors of our own fair trade workshop to you, so you too can start your very own fashion brand and/or shoe line.
Based in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico our little factory can literally craft anything for you, from shoes to belts and bags, we've done it and we can do it for you.
What are the benefits of working with us?
1) Jents is an US registered company. We speak fluent english, are in the same timezone and fully understand the quality standards your clients expect.
2) We are small, which translates into low Minimum Order Quantities.
3) NAFTA! Shoes, Bags and accessories don't have any duties when we send them around North-America. #win.
4) Everything is handcrafted, which offers a better overall product. 5) I own a shoe brands myself, I know the challenges you are going through, we're here to make your life easier.
6) Leon, Guanajuato is a factory city. Everything, from shoes to cars, is made here. This means we have access to a lot of know-how and a wide variety of materials. Your shoe or bag needs to have something special? We can source it and craft it!
The history of the workshop
When I had the first idea of JENTS I did like many young entrepreneurs, I went to the far east as supposedly China was the place to be. However, things quickly went south. After visiting many suppliers both sourced from Alibaba and through my local contacts I realized there was always something wrong. Wether the issue was with the MOQ, applying desired modifications, quality control, language barrier, payment or shipping issues. You name it, I encountered it.
Back in Canada one of my Mexican friends suggested I'd travel to Leon, Mexico. Upon my arrival I quickly saw the opportunity to take the bull by the horns, move to Leon and simply purchase a small existing factory, run by David & Blanca (3rd generation shoe makers). This allowed me to do things my way, it gave me the opportunity to highly customize my products as well as ensure a high level of quality for our clients.
Why would we open our workshop to others?
Every business needs to grow and we have recently decided to invest in better technology to craft our shoes. The logical way to ensure we could maintain our growth rate was to launch our B2B department. That's why in the late summer of 2017 we ran an experiment and accepted our first wholesale clients, helping them create their dream shoes. Needless to say the experiment was a grant success.
What's the process?
Step 1 - Shoot me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will discuss your needs and look at any pictures you might have.
Step 2 - Based on this we would give you a range in which your cost per item/pair will be.
Step 3 - We craft a sample and send you the sample for final verification at a small fee. (we don't make money here) - This can happen as soon as 10days.
Step 5 - You approve the sample, transfer us 50% of the total bill and we start crafting the shoes/items. The remaining 50% is due upon delivery. (Around 1-2 months after step 1)
What type of items do you make
Any type of shoes (loafers, flats, heels, boots) or any (p)leather items from wallets to bags, belts & bracelets. We can craft it. We obviously have a preference for green and eco-friendly initiatives.
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