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As the founder, designer and creative director of Sol Sana, formerly known as Sole Society, Caverley saw that the current shoe market lacked affordable and fashionable leather footwear. She was speaking to a client from a previous job who was wearing $1,000 designer sandals that were falling apart after two seasons. Can you imagine? Neither could Caverley, which is why she wanted to create designs that would fill the need for accessible leather sandals and shoes in the women’s market.
While she had 10 years of experience in the fashion industry, she had no formal training or knowledge of designing. But thanks to her ability to keep up with international trends, Caverley established Sol Sana in 2011. The first shoes she designed were lace-on leather and wooden clogs. Her first collection of 30 styles had two color variations at the time, which was the start of her loyal customer base. The Australian-based footwear brand has since expanded, now grabbing inspiration from vintage stores and vibes from the 1960s and 70s to create contemporary designs with a relaxed aesthetic.
Sara Caverley worked hard to get her brand into the international spotlight, but her big break came when David Jones became one of the first significant retailers to stock her footwear. From there, her footwear success launched with the support of chief executive Michael Shandler. As of 2017, Sol Sana had about 80 styles, matching the different designs and colors they create to their audience. For example, fashions in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres won’t be the same.
Caverley spends time learning about people in the U.S. and what silhouettes we enjoy wearing, especially because our winter season is different from Australia’s. She learns about what we wear and what styles we fashion, but she still ultimately designs what she would want on her feet.
Sol Sana flat sandals are minimal and clean, while Sol Sana espadrilles give off a different look. The women’s footwear brand uses high-quality leather and other textiles, so you can invest in comfort and affordability with each collection. Caverley is known for designing the Sol Sana heeled sandals that are inspired by the warm weather and laid-back lifestyle of Melbourne, Australia.
The brand is also revered for its classic mules and timeless slides, with each line of shoe focusing on craftsmanship and attention to detail. Each year Caverley crafts seasonal collections for eight different regions, so you can always wear the latest trends. By combining vintages vibes with new looks, crafting fun and bold shoes or working with sleek slides, colorful prints and unique textures, Sol Sana caters to every style.
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