In 2005 the dream of Marianne Bisgaard and Henrik Thomsen became reality - the couple began to produce children's shoes with a simple motto: Good fit, quality materials and innovative design. Today, BISGAARD is one of Europe's fastest growing brands within the children's shoe market and an established international enterprise, with a team of highly professional and energetic employees. Quality and design is the highest priority in BISGAARD's daily work - the brand's philosophy is simple: only use real leather, always ensure a good fit, and focus on innovative design.
People at BISGAARD strive to make every day more comfortable and exciting for children, so that they don't feel like they are walking in someone else's footsteps - the shoes they design are a reflection of the character, personality and happiness they find in children. BISGAARD produces two collections each year, designed and developed by Marianne and her design team.
'Based on my ideas and sketches and in partnership with specially trained technicians at our factories in Portugal, we work our way through the collection, design by design. I’m not like other designers. The path from idea and concept to the physical product is not a long one. Apart from a couple of simple sketches, I have the entire concept in my head. It helps me maintain an overview of the collection,' Marianne explains. Once her ideas are conceived, the shoes are produced in Portugal where the label works with several manufacturers, all of them specialists in manufacturing children's footwear. 'We insist that everything down to the smallest detail is done thoroughly, from tanning the leather to stitching. We believe that our customers should sense our honesty when they buy our shoes.'
Inspired by the ocean, the SS19 collection celebrates the wealth of colours and textures found under the surface of the ocean. The collection holds shiny styles with shimmer and sparkle in an array of beautiful pastel colours such as rose, mint, sea blue, nude and lavender. Let your imagination take over and discover the bright colours, sporty sneakers, sandals and earthy tone-in-tone styles produced from natures best materials. All shoes included in the collection surrounds the children’s feet purely with natural materials and vegetable tanned leathers.
On a practical note: If you ever meet Marianne and Henrik, you should perhaps be aware that the very first thing they'll do is look at your shoes. 'Shoes speak volumes about the person wearing them,' the couple agrees. You could call it an occupational hazard, but they firmly believe that your soul lives inside your shoes.