Materials

Take a look at our 'store cupboard' of materials;­ a collection sourced from the best tanneries, fabric shops and vintage markets from around the world. Within our store we have a large and varied collection of veg tan, nubuck, patent, suede, exotic, metallic, hair on hide and bridle leathers.

 
 
 

Rare Pear Materials

Wherever possible, we use the very best quality materials. All our footwear is leather lined, as standard, in the finest grade of glove leather we could find, as are some of our handbags. We believe this is the softest thing to have next to skin. Real luxury. We also construct our footwear using Spanish Leather soles for durability and a real quality feel, whilst all the straps are created using the finest quality of bridle leather ­ a leather that has been beautifully tanned and that will simply age gracefully, whilst always remaining classic in look.

1. Vegetable Tanned Leather Outsole

2. Insole

3. Toe Puff

4. Heel Stiffener


5. All Leather Upper, with Kid Glove Leather Lining

6. Kid Glove Leather Sock

7. Steel Shoe Tacks

8. Grosgrain Ribbon Bow

 

Our Process

 

Fabrics

Our range of fabrics include one off screen printed designs, vintage fabrics, 'Liberty of London' Tana Lawn, velvets and organic cottons.


We strive to source one­off prints or those with a limited print run, so that the buttons, trims, footwear and handbags have a touch a difference and a rare quality to them.

 
 

Colours

Our palette is ever moving and ever changing. Here at Rare Pear, we are not limited to the number of colours we can offer across a range.


We like to dabble and take chances on tones and shades that might lend themselves towards the off­beat and quirky. We do however try to ensure that our range has the classic colours that everyone loves, while also including trend colours of the seasons.

 
 

Finishing

All the products that leave Rare Pear are crafted to the highest possible standard. Whilst skillfully made by hand, they are then finished with dedication and love.


All of our leather soles are covered with a thin plastic veil to protect them from damage until worn, and every effort is made to ensure that any Rare Pear product that leaves our studio will do so in the highest quality luxury finish.