Talitha Vegan Leather Babouche Shoe | Blackbird
In honour of the iconic Talitha Getty, the Talitha is a modern-day babouche, updated with an asymmetric topline, a western-inspired welted outsole, and a collapsible heel cup.
- Life Nappa upper and lining
- Contrasting microsuede heel cup
- Signature tumbled brass T+T rivet
- Hand-painted exposed seams
Rubber insert at heel
Orthopedic memory foam insole
Recycled rubber outsole
Sizing: runs true to US sizing, but are available in whole sizes only. If you are a half size please go up to the nearest whole size.
Made in Los Angeles. Vegan & cruelty-free.
Taylor + Thomas is a female-founded, sustainable, cruelty-free, luxury women’s shoe line that is designed in Los Angeles and hand-crafted in Italy. Launched in 2018, their mission is to create luxury footwear that's better for the planet, the animals and your wardrobe.
Taylor + Thomas brings revolutionary ideas and aesthetics to the luxury footwear industry by bridging conscious consumption with elevated taste. Sourcing materials that utilize water molecules, yellow dent (or corn), castor beans, recycled rubber, and FSC-certified wood, Jessica and Elizabeth are working to redefine luxury to mean quality, craftsmanship, and ethics.
About the Founders
Founders Jessica Taylor Mead and Elizabeth Thomas James met in a footwear design class, and the connection was kismet. Not only do they share a common ground on personal styling, but they both recognised the need for the fashion industry to adopt more sustainable and cruelty-free practices. From the carbon emissions, water pollution, and waste production, to the treatment of animals and exploitation of the labour force – they knew they wanted to move above and beyond the fashion industry’s status quo.
Following her studies at Los Angeles’ Otis College of Art and Design as well as Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London, Jessica Taylor Mead spent many years working at the helm of concept design for Joie, Current/Elliott and Equipment.
Elizabeth Thomas James’ career in producing video content for Concord Music Group led her to cross paths with legends including James Taylor, Carole King and Paul Simon. When her years in the business no longer met her creative needs and environmental concerns, she started a new chapter by attending the Otis College of Art and Design, where she reignited earlier days of inspiration, while also meeting her future business partner. Undercurrents of 70s rebellion and freedom of expression are personified with brand muses like Patti Smith, Debbie Harry and Jane Birkin.
“We’re honoured to play a positive part in your world — and your wardrobe.”
The uppers of Taylor + Thomas' shoes are made from a water-based polyurethane (PU), a material free from solvents and chemicals. The lining is made of 50% yellow dent - an inedible and renewable corn (the other 50% is water-based PU).
Suede detailing is made from recycled plastic bottles, while the insoles are crafted from memory foam made from castor beans and recycled rubber. Recycled rubber is also the main material in the outsoles.
The solid-wood heels are made from sustainably harvested beech wood, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
Taylor + Thomas takes pride in working with artisans who are paid fair wages.
Committed to sustainable processes, Taylor + Thomas have partnered with a small ethical family-run, all-vegan, solar-powered factory in Italy, where each of their shoes is crafted by hand. The facility is constantly working on research and development into sustainable production methods.
The insoles are made in a closed-loop factory in Japan, which filters air, recycles water, and ships their products in bags made from stone.
Furthermore, Taylor + Thomas offsets their carbon footprint in all production practices by partnering with NativEnergy, a company offering carbon-offset solutions for businesses. Every season, the brand also donates 1% of proceeds to One Percent for the Planet, an initiative to incentivise companies to donate to environmental schemes.
All of Taylor + Thomas' packaging is made from sustainable materials. The shoes come in dust bags made from upcycled canvas, sourced in downtown Los Angeles. The shoe box itself is made from recycled cardboard and is recyclable. Even the ribbon on the dust bag and box is upcycled, also sourced in downtown LA.
Taylor + Thomas is proud to be a PETA-Approved Vegan brand.
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Please see our Returns Policy
We hope you love the items you buy from us; we take the utmost care in ensuring our goods are of a high quality. Additionally, as shipping goods has an environmental impact, we hope to minimise returns by giving you as much information as possible about each product.
However, we understand that from time to time things might not be quite what you expected. So here is our policy and instructions if you ever need to return a product:
Immaculate Vegan is a multi-brand marketplace. That means we offer products from different brands based in different countries. So you return your item directly to the brand supplier, not to Immaculate Vegan.
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Many of our suppliers don’t include a returns slip in the package itself for environmental reasons; so if you don't find a returns address and returns information in your package, please don't worry. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will send you a returns slip with the returns address for that brand.
What can be returned?
Any item - regular priced or sale price - may be returned and refunded. This includes items purchased with a promotional or discount code.
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Processing your return
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Please note that original shipping costs are not refundable unless delivered item is faulty.
Most of our brand partners allow exchanges although some only offer a return and refund. If you wish to have an exchange, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have had to pay import duty on a purchase, then you may be able to reclaim that from your local tax office, if you return the goods. Immaculate Vegan is not responsible for any additional customs and taxes applied to a customer order.
Returns & Damages
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