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Based in Germany, Costa William has its origin in the "Costa Verde", the green coast. Growing up in the north of Portugal, I spent my whole childhood at the beautiful endless sandy beaches. Far away from tourism it is quiet here. The sand is white, there is a lot of vegetation and dunes stretch out for kilometres alongside wooden walkways. Locals meet here to sunbath, swim and walk. Hectic is not on the agenda. Portuguese are easy-going and proud of their laid-back mentality.

Away from the coast in the inland of Northern Portugal, the shoe industry finds its roots. Being familiar with the shoe business sector already in third generation, I wanted to leverage my expertise to produce high quality & fashionable styles. The result – Costa William.

The brand represents the love for my home country, culture, and my passion for shoes. A combination between true craftmanship and mother nature. The styles are characterized by basic, clean silhouettes paired with high fashion constructions. Besides the design, the aspect of minimalism is also reflected in the price structure. An independent distribution system, straight from the source, allows fair and transparent prices – not only towards you as a customer, but also for suppliers and people involved in the production process. I only work together with personally selected, family-owned, certificated factories. By adhering to strict quality procedures, Costa William participates to an equitable and sustainable fashion environment.

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Costa William