A simple idea
Blankens is an independent company, for women by women. It all started in Sweden in 2014 when we wanted to create the perfect shoes and leather products to complement the wardrobes of women everywhere. We knew that there were some compromises we never wanted to make: The products should be great in more ways than how they look – the fit, what they are made of and how they are made are equally important. We also stand firm in our belief that good design should be affordable.
A shoe for every occasion
We are your one-stop shoe shop with everything from walkable boots and flats to heels and summery sandals. All our styles are designed to last – we (proudly) don’t adhere to fast fashion and trends that disappear as soon as they appear. Blankens shoes are made to stand the test of time. Our products are classic but never boring, made from high quality materials that ensure that they will last through the years.
A sustainable production chain
By keeping our production close we reduce the negative impact of shipping. All our products are manufactured in Portugal, a country with a rich history of craftsmanship and shoe design. We collaborate with a handful of small factories, all powered by 100 percent renewable energy and all our products are made under strict European environmental regulations, by skilled craftsmen and women.
Our materials are sourced in Europe, and the chrome-free leathers are tanned in the EU. We also use other sustainable materials such as vegetable tanned leather, eco-leather and alternative materials made from recycled plastic. The business of production is ever-changing along with new sustainable solutions being invented and implemented. We are dedicated to always improve and adapt to ensure that both our production and our business model are sustainable.
The Blankens warehouse is located in Sweden. We support DHL:s climate smart option in our logistics chain, therefore the deliveries to our customers contribute to the investment in more sustainable solutions in the logistics industry.
A sound business model
We believe that profit comes when you have a great product, a good relationship to your customers, suppliers and retailers and do your job right – but it shouldn't be the main priority in any business. We want to provide our customers with high quality products, at a fair price. That’s why we sell the majority of our shoes and bags online at blankens.com. This allows us to be more flexible and create smaller editions, which prevents us from producing more items than we sell.
If you are in Stockholm you can always visit the Blankens headquarters and showroom in Gamla Stan where you can try on our collections (slide in to our DM:s at @yourblankens to make an appointment). We also collaborate with a few carefully selected retailers [and have the occasional pop-up shop. We love being digital, but we also love to meet our customers face to face.
A growing community
We are so thankful for our customers, and love to hear from you. Get to know us better by following us on Instagram @yourblankens and DM us if you have any questions. You can also subscribe to our Newsletter to keep updated on our product releases, special offers and other exciting news.
Blankens of Sweden, Ringstensuddevägen 12, 134 61 Ingarö, Sweden (not the address for returns, see Returns)
Phone: +46 735-004411
Tax number 559054-5074