Rebecca Mink created the first luxury vegan shoes handmade in Italy in the year 2000 and the MINK brand was born.

The MINK team sourced and tested over 2,500 fabrics and made over 30K luxury vegan shoes becoming a world leader in hand crafting high end productions in sustainable materials.

In the year 2016 MINK secured ownership in a top shoe factory in Montevarchi, Italy that produces shoes for fashion brands such as Christian Louboutin, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Dolce & Gabbana, and Gucci.

MINK’s master shoe artisans are pioneers, working with MINK Materials to bring plastic free alternatives to footwear and beyond.

Over the last 2 decades MINK has created custom vegan shoes for Natalie Portman, Rooney Mara, Pamela Anderson, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Silverstone, and Madonna.

After pioneering the first luxury vegan shoes in 2000, in 2020 MINK partnered with leading Italian materials scientists in Milan University to create a bio-based leather made from up-cycled plants.

MINK is soon launching a supreme game changing plant leather across fashion, footwear, automobile, boat, furniture, and sports industries worldwide.

MINK is leading next - gen materials and eliminating emissions from organic agro - waste. Patent pending plant-based materials platform. 

MINK is creating fully sustainable, zero plastic, bespoke plant – based vegan leather hides and vegan exotic skins.

Mink genuine non-leather materials are a unique collaboration of scientists, designers and artisans that are focused on conscious production.

Currently MINK luxury materials are 100% created in Italy as are MINK Shoes. However, MINK can achieve global scalability by replicating the same process across multiple countries and licensing to numerous materials factories worldwide.

MINK’s expert team and upcoming plant-based leather are shifting materials and multiple industries towards a luxurious, customizable, and plastic free future.




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