Dear Frances

This fashion brand works with artisan shoemakers in Italy to create luxury footwear for women. It uses sustainable materials and processes, and its high-end collections include an eco-friendly vegan range made from apple waste. Designer Jane Frances co-founded the label in 2016 with her husband, Scott O’Connor, who is chief executive. The London digitally native business sells primarily online via its global website but also partners with luxury retail outlets on four continents. It has raised a total of £2.5m from investors including KSR Ventures.