Research and Design
The heart and soul of LAST STUDIO is the Research and Design department. Not only do we develop our own private label range, but we also spend extensive resources on developing collections specifically for our clients’ needs and finding the correct materials which is desired to fulfil their vision. We develop both men’s and women’s footwear.
Our R&D department is based in Portugal as well as Denmark. We feel that the combination of Scandinavian aesthetics mixed with the quality of Portuguese craftmanship creates a unique and fresh look in the industry. We have a fully equipped showroom on both locations as well as a library of leathers, textiles, trims and soles.
We work on several constructions – Moccasin, cement, stitch down, Goodyear, pumps, sandals. We can make most of the articles available in terms of footwear constructions and we accept any challenge to make it work.
LAST STUDIO is the best sourcing partner you can find. We work with the best suppliers in the world and we don’t compromise on quality, durability or sustainability.
We source the leathers, textiles, soles or trims you need, bringing your vison to life. We have experience in working with a big variety of materials whether you have a request of vegan materials, specific leathers or nominated suppliers.
As a member of Leather Working Group, we are committed to work with leathers sourced from tanneries which are obligated to reduce their environmental impact. This in not only good for the consumer, or the environment but also common sense and a unique selling point for any brand.
If you are looking for a specific style, or material, which is not available in our library, then don’t hesitate to reach out and we will do our utmost to find it.
We can support you in exclusive tooling such as outsoles, lasts, labels, trims or any other component you are sourcing.
We mainly source our materials from Italy, Spain and Portugal.
LAST STUDIO is our client’s feet on the ground in Portugal. We make sure that every pair of shoes leaving the production line meets the high expectations of our QC team as well as our clients.
From when the final confirmation sample is confirmed we check every aspect of the production. From when the materials enter the warehouse, through all stages of production, to finishing and packaging, our eyes are on every detail.
Our QC team is fully equipped to meet the high standards of the industry and we are focused on being visible in the factories several times a day to ensure every pair leaving Portugal is inspected thoroughly.
Private Label Collection
We develop a men’s and women’s range of 250-300 SKU pr. season. We present this collection in several ways.
Firstly, you can request a login and have access to our full collection as well as our back catalogue – This will work as a library where, when looking for any specific style, you can check if it is available from LAST STUDIO’s current or previous range.
Secondly, we show in the bi-annual footwear tradeshows – Expo Riva Schuh, Riva Del Garda and The Micam, Milano. We are happy to receive you in both tradeshows where we present our newest and most innovative styles.
Finally, you can also visit our head office in Felgueiras or showroom in Copenhagen where you can schedule an appointment with us and explore further opportunities. If we don’t have what you are looking for in our collection, then maybe we can develop it together. We will also be happy to show you the factories and component suppliers who we work with and give you an in-depth tour of the footwear industry in Portugal.
Our collection is very diverse with a lot of opportunities to adjust based on your preferences. We consider LAST STUDIO to be “Top of Trend” with a wide variety of lasts/shapes and materials.
Most of our clients use our Private Label Collection as a framework/blank canvas for further exploration and base for development of their own collection.