Taking sustainable practices one step further: Merchant 1948 Workshop

Return and repair services for products is the next step to living a more sustainable lifestyle. Merchant 1948 is leading the footwear industry by implementing a sole-repair service in their new flagship store in Westfield Newmarket.

Steve Monks will be the on-site cobbler, with many years of craftsmanship and experience, customers are sure to have near-new shoes after a visit. Steve Monks has honed his craft through his work at the iconic shoe repair shop Shoe Sherrif for ten years.

Merchant 1948 hopes to promote a sustainable lifestyle by providing the service of giving your favourite shoes a second life.

“The fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world and we’re committed to doing our piece. The next area we’re tackling is packaging and we are trialling a take-back scheme in our 277 store, where unwanted shoes can be passed forward to those in need,” said owner Shane Anselmi.

To encourage sustainable consumer practices, any shoe can be brought to the cobbler at the Merchant 1948 store.

This service will be open to the public in February 2020.