What we do and who we are


Stig Percy Andersson was a well-dressed photographer and also my grandfather. Stig Percy, the shoe brand, founded in 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a tribute to this inspirational man. He was well-dressed and lived an interesting life, with a taste for adventure – he traveled around Europe on his motorbike after the WW2 and took photographs and partied with famous Swedish artists in their studios. Stig also valued quality and duration. To Stig it was important to take care of everything he owned. These are also the core values of Stig Percy, the brand. We value quality, sustainability, and design and we aim to design versatile shoes that have a modern vision of how to make shoes last longer.

The aim was to create casual leather shoes with minimalistic, cool and contemporary Scandinavian design. Designed to look cool but endure the rainy weather we experience up north and contribute to a better environment. Stig Percy is always curious to learn new things, meet different and inspiring people and find new ways to do things better; it’s an important part of understanding people’s needs and how they live their lives around the world. We strive to be a as sustainable as we can be, we are not there yet, but as we grow we constantly improve our practices. It’s a journey and we would like you to be a part of it. We want to create shoes that you live your life in sustainably!

The founder


Mathilde is a Gothenburg and London-based Swedish fashion designer with a Bachelor’s degree in fashion design from celebrated Parsons The New School in Paris and a Master’s degree from the prominent University London College of Fashion in London, a certificate in Art Directon from Bergh’s School of Communtication and two Certificates in shoemaking from the bespoke shoemakers CarréDucker in London. She has worked in the fashion industry for eponymous French fashion houses such as Isabel Marant, Glenn Martens and Astley Clarke. Mathilde was nominated for the WGSN award in NYC in 2011 for most creative student collection with her menswear collection ‘Revolution of Tradition’ based in her Scandinavian roots.

Production


As we care for the environment, we like to keep things simple. We work with two small family run factories outside of Porto in Portugal, that we are visiting on regular basis to ensure quality. It is important to us to build a long-lasting relationship with our manufacturers.

We source our boxes and bags around the same area and our shoe bags are made with leftover fabric stock to minimize waste. The insoles we use, in all shoes, are sourced from Spain and are extra cushioned and anti-bacterial for an extra comfortable shoe.

The leather we work with is vegetable tanned, it is an artisan tradition mixing traditional recipes with modern techniques for a sustainable result. The tanning process is free of any heavy metals and does not contain any toxic substance harmful to man, and therefore is highly tolerable for those who suffer from metal related allergies.We work with two tanneries, Carvalhos in Portugal and Tempesti in Italy.

Leather


Carvalhos

Carvalhos is a Portuguese tannery. Their vegetable tanned leather is chrome and heavy metal free, friendly to both the human skin and the environment. The pre-treatment, tanning and finishing of the leather all contributes to a reduction of water consumption, chemical charges and the toxicity of the effluents that results in a beautiful leather with a lot of personality. If you are interested in reading more in detail about Carvalhos, you can find more information on our supplier’s web page and their certifications:

Carvahlos OakLeather

 

Tempesti

Tempesti is Tuscany based tannery working solely with vegetable tanning for the past 70 years. All of their products match the specifications of the CONSORZIO VERA PELLE ITALIANA CONCIATA AL VEGETALE – or Consortium for Real Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather, of which it is a founding member. 

They ensure that their vegetable-tanned leather productive cycle is strictly monitored to ensure a low impact on the environment:

  • No animal is killed for its skin. On the contrary, the raw hides used by their tanneries are the discarded by-products of the food industry producing meat for human consumption.
  • Being tanned with natural tannins, a vegetable-tanned leather object can be easily disposed of at the end of its life, thanks to its chemical-biological characteristics.
  • Their tanneries have made huge investments in depuration systems and waste recycling that make them work in full respect of man and the environment.
  • Many of the substances used during the tanning process are recovered, recycled and reused in different fields. Hair removed from raw hides is transformed into agricultural fertilizer; sludge produced by the depuration plants is reused in the construction field to make bricks.
  • Vegetable-tanned leather, recognizable from its trademark, does not contain any toxic substance such as azo-dyes, nickel, PCP or chrome VI

Fair Pricing


We believe in paying for great sustainable materials and skilled, ethical labour.

We also believe in fair pricing, and that’s why we decided to sell straight to consumer. By selling straight to you we are able to offer another price point, removing unnecessary mark-ups.

 

 

Shoe Care


At Stig Percy we think that modern sustainability starts with the shoe and is maintained by the wearer. We’ve recognized that there’re a lot of people who don’t take care of their shoes, simply because they’re not sure how to. Taking care of your shoes is vital to making your shoes last longer; keeping the leather conditioned helps prevent them from drying out and crack.

We have therefore gathered a simple and basic shoe care guide to help you, it’s not hard, it does not require a lot of effort and it won’t take you a long time but your shoes will look impeccable!

Read our Shoe care guide!

 

Cobblers

Gothenburg

  • Mölndals Skomakeri, Mölndals torg 5, 431 30 Mölndal.
  • JNJ & Gen Sko-Service KB, Nordhemsgatan 35, 413 06 Göteborg

London

  •  K G Shoes, 253 Eversholt St, London NW1 1BA London.

Retailers


Stores

SWEDEN Our Showroom, Gothenburg We welcome visitors by appointment. Please email: info@stigpercy.com

OUR WEB SHOP We ship worldwide. Free shipping & returns within Sweden and free returns within the EU.

WE ONLY SELL STRAIGHT TO CONSUMER.