Women’s Wear Daily
04.20.2014
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Ruthie Davis and John Bartlett Collaborate on Footwear

The shoe designer and men’s designer have channeled their shared love of animals into a cobranded range of “cruelty-free” shoes.

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FEEL-GOOD FOOTWEAR: Shoe designer Ruthie Davis and men’s designer John Bartlett have channeled their shared love of animals into a cobranded range of “cruelty-free” shoes. The Ruthie Davis [heart] John Bartlett designs are made from sustainable and vegan materials that bear Bartlett’s signature “Tiny Tim” print, a colorful motif of the designer’s beloved three-legged pit bull who died in 2010. The lineup includes three styles: a woman’s high-heeled pump, a unisex high-top sneaker with spikes and a unisex running shoe. The shoes will retail for $398 to $698 and will be available in late January at ruthiedavis.com and johnbartlettny.com, as well as select specialty retailers. Ten percent of sales will go to Bartlett’s Tiny Tim Rescue Fund, which provides resources to organizations that help treat and find homes for shelter animals. “John Bartlett and I are connected by both a love of design and a love of dogs,” said Davis. “What he has done for the rescue and cruelty-free community is a huge inspiration.”

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