The modern New Covent Garden Market is far more than a fresh fruit, vegetable and flower wholesale site. One of the more recent additions to the fold is MOMO Kombucha, which you’ll find in the railway arches.
Royal Albartross has its HQ right here, in the Food Exchange. Founder and Head Designer Alex Bartholomew launched the company in 2012 and she remains involved in every step of the brand’s creative direction and the product development process. “Our HQ is here, but we trade all over the world from our own website ‘albartross.com’,” said Alex. “Our biggest market currently is in fact the US, where our shoes are also available in the leading golf and country clubs.
“Great design and comfort are central to our success as is our insistence on high quality. That is why we only use the best materials, and our shoes are handcrafted in Italy and Portugal. We are specialists in creating beautiful footwear that can be used both on and off the golf course.”
Royal Albartross selects from the most skilled artisans across Europe, choosing to work with talented Italian and Portuguese craftsmen who use manufacturing techniques passed down from generation to generation. Its factories are family-run businesses.
“Royal Albartross is not defined by quick trends or mass consumerism,” Alex added. “Our styles are founded in the classic aesthetics of the finest game in the world, they're slower to change, built to last and hold their value.”
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