Engaging and supporting skilled artisans along with preserving traditional shoe making techniques is at the heart of what we do at TEAL. Each piece is unique, handcrafted at our atelier and is a testimony to the labour of our love and passion for shoemaking. Comfort, style and uncompromising ethics produce our beautiful shoes, fabulously quirky designs and an increasingly popular ethos.
We have collections that use discarded fabrics from the garment industry, we create art.
Unique patterns and quirky colour combinations make our shoes stand out.
Our handcrafted shoes are bespoke and machine-free.
We work with the highly talented Indian artisans.
We believe in slow fashion with all our heart and do not belive in mass production.
Vrinda Gupta is an alumni of the famed ARS Sutoria Footwear Design School, Milan and TaF.tc, Singapore. With 5 years experience in fashion buying and merchandising of women's footwear, she launched her eponymous label ‘VRINZ’ in 2016 and moved on to be a founder at TEAL in 2018 . From her home in Singapore, Vrinda began cultivating the idea of a shoe brand that would support, not only local talent, but a global mission too!
She set up her workshop in India and began searching for undiscovered and skilled artisans who needed an outlet to showcase their incredible craft. Vrinda loves colours and endeavours to include quirky colour combinations and exquisite hand embroidery in all her designs. Through slow fashion practises, she offers fashionistas and style-conscious women a way to ethically enjoy looking fabulous.
Each pair of Teal shoes is loving crafted, using beautifully upcycled materials, hand stitching and traditional embellishment techniques. Why ruin all that by wrapping it in plastic?
As part of our environmentally friendly agenda, all of our gorgeous shoes come in recycled dust bags – keeping our designs safe and encouraging lower plastic consumption.
The fashion industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters - we’re saying no and delivering slow fashion in a sustainable and conscious way.