Melanie Bartley

Business Development, Operations, Product Management

Los Angeles, California, US


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About Melanie

I founded Aysen Shoes after discovering some great handmade leather shoes made in South America. I have been in the fashion industry (wholesale and retail) for the past 10 years and I noticed a big void in the market for reasonably priced handmade leather shoes for women. So far I've sold about 100 pairs of shoes and have gotten amazing feedback from customers. The shoes are made in small factories with great working conditions and designed by young up and coming designers mostly in Chile.

I have lots of ideas and supplier connections, and have hammered down all the logistics for importing, sourcing and fulfillment. Now I'm looking for a marketing partner to help me take the business to the next level.


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