While the name may sound Italian, these slippers are 100% home grown.
Produced and made in New Zealand, the quality range of Givani slippers are made from scratch at the Auckland factory, using New Zealand deerskin.
Bay born businessman Bryan Webber took Givani global slippers from a floundering footwear operation to a factory producing for some of New Zealand’s most iconic retail names, including Kilcardie & Stains, Smith & Caughey and Ballantynes. There has also been more expansion in Australia in the last 18 months, where the slippers can be found in David Jones.
Now the company has taken the step to add three Bay of Plenty shoe stores to its retail supply chain.
“Our business is the provision of high quality New Zealand made slippers and house shoes and our clients and their clients are showing us they want New Zealand made comfort, so we have taken the step by expanding our retail availability through selected retailers,” says Bryan.
“Our Premier Range of quality handcrafted slippers offers unrivalled leather luxury and has been designed to provide versatile and broad choice for the discerning customer.
“These New Zealand made products are important in maintaining ethical standards and continued use of this unique set of skills and craftsmanship amongst our workforce,” says Bryan.
“Serving our customers is our top priority, and it seemed to be the natural step coming to the Bay of Plenty.”
The latest range of Givani slippers can be found at Shunique in Downtown the Mount, Cherrywood Shoes and Footloose Shoes in the Bethlehem Town Centre.