UNIVERSAL FOOTWEAR IS ONE OF THE LARGEST IMPORTERS AND DISTRIBUTORS OF FASHION FOOTWEAR AND ACCESSORIES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
OUR CORE FOCUS IS PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, SOURCING, LOGISTICS, AND DISTRIBUTION OF LADIES, MEN’S AND KIDS FOOTWEAR AND ACCESSORIES
Our team of designers/merchandisers work very closely with our customers, developing styles that are relevant and key to each season. We work closely with a variety of factories in China, India and Vietnam, Italy, Portugal & Spain, and oversee all stages of production from pre-production, cutting, stitching, lasting and final inspection. All reporting is live and uploaded directly from the factory to our Universal Management System, which allows us to view these reports in real time.
Carrying the licenses for brands such as Cartoon Network, Marvel, Disney, Nickelodeon, Hasbro, Mattel, Sanrio, Paul Frank, Warner Bros. and many more, we develop and produce a variety of character footwear and accessories for a number of Southern African customers. All product is developed in-house by a team of designers, who work closely with the international license holders, our customers, and our suppliers.
The ZOOM & Daniella Michelle brands are sold to a number of independent retailers, mini-chain stores, as well as online retailers. These brands are distributed throughout Southern Africa, Africa, The UAE, and Mauritius. We also offer an on-line store where consumers can purchase current styles, from the ZOOM & Daniella Michelle collections, directly from the ZOOM website and have their purchase shipped to their chosen location within South Africa.
MISSION / VISION / VALUES
Universal Footwear & Trading Company (Pty) Ltd serves to offer fashionable footwear & accessories to the Southern African market. Speed to market is extremely important to us, and forms part of our critical path. To facilitate this, one of our junior partners is based abroad enabling him to work closely with our suppliers, and therefore ensuring development to retail within 60 – 90 days.
Our vision is to provide a portfolio of retail and wholesale brands that build deep consumer connections.
Our values focus on affordability, quality & excellent customer service.