It all began with a visit to a small village named Siatista, perfectly positioned among the mountains of northern Greece, and the homeland of Fay Anagnostopoulos’ parents.
It didn’t take long for Fay and her family to fall in love with the picturesque village and the vibrant people living there, who make their living by making beautiful fur and leather outwear. Visiting Siatista became an annual ritual for Fay, who tries to stay in touch with her heritage, making sure her family stays connected to the Greek culture.
Through her travels over the years, Fay saw the impact of the deteriorating Greek economy with high unemployment, poverty and jobless households, which disheartened her immensely. At first she was wondering, ‘what could only one woman do to help? How can I make a difference’.
With a background in small business and a passion for style and customer service, Fay decided to import slippers to Australia and set-up Slippers Made in Greece – ‘Slippers MIG’. By creating a new market for these slippers, Fay is helping the people of Siatista in her own way.
“When someone thinks slippers there are limited options, basic styles and quality does not come first most of the time as they are considered an item of secondary importance.
“Slippers MIG, however, are designed to exude luxury and comfort. We hope you love your slippers as much as we do. We give you our commitment of quality craftsmanship for every pair of slippers made,” says Greek Australian Fay.
Fay’s love for her family and village motivated her to create employment opportunities through her brand, within a region that is slowly losing the opportunity to continue within its main trade – workmanship of fur garments.
“Our products are entirely made in Greece, as I’m eager in assisting to create employment opportunities in northern Greece.
“This project has enabled me to offer employment to families in the area and hard-working manufacturers producing top quality materials.”
Delicately crafted with attention paid to every little detail, starting with the design process right through to applying the finishing touches, is what makes MIG products a stylish scuff.
“MIG are made from leather and fur and available in a range of unique colours for women, men and children, all hand-selected for each season,” she explains.
“Our product is versatile, accentuating comfort, style and a timeless elegant look. Whether you pair your slippers with your nightwear or choose to enjoy them as a house shoe, you will experience an undeniable sense of luxury.”
To find out more, head to www.slippersmig.com.au