Do you know that every pair of Ankalia Sandals is handmade by me, right here in Perth, Western Australia?
Image: Cheryl Botha, Founder and Creative Director at www.ankalia.com
As a mature aged student, I went to university in Milan, Italy and I studied Fashion and Luxury Goods Management. After my studies I was offered and Internship with a traditional Sandal Artisan in a tiny, little Italian village.
Image: Sandal Artisan Cheryl Botha of Ankalia in her studio
As they say “the rest is history.” I’m just your average Aussie girl that decided to go for it!
Image: Sandal maker Cheryl Botha of www.ankalia.com
I launched www.ankalia.com on my own with no business partners and no financial backers. Some people even said to me “it won’t work.” Gee, I’ve proven them sooooo wrong! Persistence and passion does pay off!
Image: Cheryl Botha sandal designer of Perth based Ankalia.com
Every pair of Sandals on my website is designed by me and handmade by me with love and meticulous attention to quality and detail.
Image: Cheryl Botha in her sandal making studio in Perth, Western Australia
Hop on over to www.ankalia.com to read more and to browse my 28 Sandal designs.
I love my designs and I hope you love them too!
Lots of love,