Creating the perfect shoe takes more than great design. It takes the right manufacturer. That’s why we’re aligned with partners who share our passion, comply with our labour standards and human rights requirements, and have the technical and creative capabilities to bring our designs to life.
OUR TEAM IN AUSTRALIA
Behind the Marcus B brand stands Marcus Blackmore. With 36 years experience in the retail and wholesale fashion sectors, he’s worked his way from the shop floor to putting his name on the company. He’s credited with establishing the first ‘Shoe and Accessory’ departments at several prominent Australian fashion apparel chains and excelled in product development and marketing. His exemplary and distinctive approach to casual footwear spearheads Marcus B’s unique looks and high attention to design detail, craftsmanship and materials.
Standing beside Marcus is son Jacob, who inherited his father’s love of footwear and appreciation for the fine art of shoe making. Jacob brings enthusiasm and exuberance to the group and his results-driven outlook ensures the Marcus B team remains focused and on trend.
This keeps the brand modern and relevant in a dynamic global marketplace. Jacob is also directly responsible for quality control and the management of direct resources abroad. Keeping the day-to-day operations running is the Marcus B team who bring a wonderful mix of passion and knowledge about our industry and products to the table. We’ve selected our team carefully, ensuring each individual upholds our rigorous standards of quality and integrity. They’re also a clever bunch, sharing their broad expertise and tertiary qualifications in fashion, industrial design (footwear), business marketing and retail product development.
Our Showroom in Hong Kong
With the rapid expansion of our brand across key international markets, we needed a presence in Asia. As one of the world’s pre-eminent fashion hubs, Hong Kong was a natural choice. Our showroom in Hong Kong is the perfect starting point for a buying trip to China, offering a showcase of our entire collection of Indian, Chinese and Bangladeshi footwear and accessories. This one-stop-shop brings everything together, from head to toe, and is part of our unique service offering to our clients.
Our Sandal Factory in India
At Marcus B, we love sandals so much, we built a business upon them. When that wasn’t enough, we opened our own factory.
Our sandal factory in the fast-growing industrial town of Gurgaon in India’s National Capital Region, employs around 120 people. These skilled craftsmen use techniques that have been handed down across generations. With over 20 year’s experience managing footwear businesses, our Indian factory partner is expert in footwear production, product development and merchandising, and the development of materials from both India and China. At the factory, our footwear is constructed from the highest-grade genuine leather and tunit (soles), sourced from the Tata international tannery in India and hand-crafted to ensure a superior fit and finish.
We’re also acutely aware of our obligations to upholding international labour standards and
human rights and conduct periodic audits to ensure compliance.