2WHY NEW FRONTIER SHOES ?Ana Cristina Klein and her father Enio have been in the industry for more than 40 years, working both as shoe agents and as consultants for Abicalçados (www.abicalcados.com.br) and Assintecal (www.assintecal.org.br).Enio also represents Brazil at the Leather Panel at UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization).New Frontier Shoes exemplifies passion and knowledge, two key factors that change ideas into reality and…Sketches to prototypesPrototypes to samplesSamples to ordersOrders to shipmentsShipments to dreams…Dreams that come true when a consumer buys the coveted shoe!
3…because of our HISTORY! Ana Cristina Klein dreamt of becoming a shoe agent in Brazil since she was a child. Her father, Enio Klein, was a pioneer in the industry and immediately recognized his daughter’s passion for shoes. She spent her childhood surrounded by American and European importers, leather swatches, and samples, thriving under her father’s guidance and expertise. Her upbringing provided her an accomplished education in the footwear industry including the necessary skills and expertise needed to become successful in all her future endeavors.In 2002, Ana Cristina founded New Frontier Shoes. The company represents numerous shoe manufacturers specializing in high end leather shoes and accessories. New Frontier’s passion for the beauty and creativity of Brazilian footwear is coupled with a well developed knowledge of fashion export. These key factors have enabled New Frontier to be an industry leader establishing Brazilian footwear at the forefront of the global marketplace.In 2006, New Frontier Shoes created a consulting division to meet the needs of the Brazilian footwear industry, New Frontier Shoes Intelligence. The consulting division offers clients access to the passion and knowledge of Ana Cristina and her father, Enio. New Frontier Shoes Intelligence is dedicated to creating new successful projects, organizing trade missions to China, and establishing the Brazilian footwear industry as a leading global competitor.
4LOCATION Novo Hamburgo,Rio Grande do Sul - Brasil
5The shoe cluster in Brazil Most of the world still ignores Brazil as a potential source for quality, fine, fashion shoes. Brazil is fast becoming a global leader for sourcing and shoe manufacturing through factory upgrades, responsible manufacturing initiatives and competetive pricing for quality footwear. Brazilian footwear industry professionals have mastered the art of producing high quality shoes that can rival in design and craftsmanship those made in the the European fashion capitals. Novo Hamburgo is a thriving city with a population of 250,000 . It is well known as the Capital do Calçado, the Shoe Capital of Brazil. The Brazilian footwear industry has over 8,400 manufacturers which produce approximately 725 million pairs of shoes of which 189 million are exported! To fulfill the demand, there’s more than 1,500 components manufacturers and about 400 companies specialized in tanning and finishing leather. (Source:
6Why Brazil and not China? Because Brazil can offer: ACCOUNTABILITY: Eco sourcing addresses responsible environmental principles. FASHION: Our professionals combine local inspiration with international trends. QUALITY: Our shoes are well made and beautiful. FLEXIBILITY: We are able to accomodate small orders. SPEED: We can produce reorders in 30 to 40 days!
7Centro – Novo Hamburgo / RS CONTACTDirector: Ana Cristina KleinAddress:Rua Joaquim Nabuco,1562 – 02Centro – Novo Hamburgo / RSBrazil - Zip Code:Phone: /
8REFERENCES MANUFACTURERS IN BRAZIL: www.burana.com.br www.miucha.com ClientsAdam Lippes at ADAM –Laura Vasquez at Jil Sander –Andrew Black at Georgina Goodman –Paul Auersperg at FORTUNE FOOTWEAR –John Castella, Vice-President of Sourcing at Jimlar (Frye, Calvin Klein and Coach) –Michelle Clemack and Dan Terlizzi at Capezio/Ballet Makers – andGregory Diradour at GREDICO in Canada –Dawn Mello at Dawn Mello Associates –Arti Upadhyay at NEUAURASHOES –April Hart at PERFECT SOLE –Francisca Amaral at TERRAPLANA –