Ancient Greek Sandals
According to an Ancient Greek myth, the gods and goddesses had their sandals made on the beautiful island of Crete by a gifted sandal maker who enriched each pair with magical powers. Famous for having made the flying sandals for Hermes, the sandal maker also embellished them with his personal signature… a “golden wing” buckle.
"In my grandfather's house there was a big lion carpet that I always watched. It was a gift from Ernest Hemingway. When I asked my grandmother where she met him, she showed me a photo album of a boat trip between Plymouth and Bombay in 1933, with a signed photo of Hemingway kneeling beside his prey on an African plain. It's an incredible memory at a time when travel was a life experience rather than the fastest way to get from A to B. The album inspired us to create a collection of travel bags and accessories that would recapture the spirit of adventurous travel".
- Jose Urrutia, Founder of La Portegna
ORTC Clothing Co.
ortc Clothing Co. is an Australian based clothing and lifestyle label that was born to inspire contemporary coastal living.
The brand encompasses sophisticated, everlasting garments and accessories that forever evoke the laid back Australian lifestyle.
In 1884, Albert HANschin and Carl ROnus founded a knitwear factory in the Swiss town of Liestal, naming it HANRO – and the foundation for an international success story was laid.