“Even before I could walk, I was fascinated by shoes,” says Alfredo Pīferi, the founder of Pīferi, an eco-friendly brand that creates elegant, luxury cruelty-free shoes. Their pumps, boots, sandals, cutaway mules, and elegant flats are made of 100% vegan leather. The brand puts exceptional craftsmanship and striking sculptural designs on par with its dedication to protecting our planet’s resources and all of its creatures. While Pīferi’s headquarters are London-based, the entire collection of shoes is Made in Italy in Parabiago, a small town outside Milan. There, the details in the designs and the dignity of the artisans are valued above all else. The decorative elements of Pīferi shoes – the detachable Prima Donna ruffled coquette, cheeky red toe tips, and twinkling shoe “bracelets” – are also carefully created by the Pīferi team with a devotion to purity and an elegant simplicity.