Freed pointe shoes are still made by hand in the East End of London: http://nicelymadeinbritain.com/2013/01/27/freed-of-london-handmade-ballet-shoes-pointe-shoes-dance-shoes/

Freed pointe shoes are still made by hand in the East End of London: http://nicelymadeinbritain.com/2013/01/27/freed-of-london-handmade-ballet-shoes-pointe-shoes-dance-shoes/

Freed_Factory-“Crown” has ballerinas who have been his exclusive customers for twenty-four years.-Patricia_Niven

Freed_Factory-“Crown” has ballerinas who have been his exclusive customers for twenty-four years.-Patricia_Niven

Freed_Factory-After the workers have left and the lights are switched out, the shoes lie waiting ….Patricia_Niven

Freed_Factory-After the workers have left and the lights are switched out, the shoes lie waiting ….Patricia_Niven

Freed pointe shoes - Sophie Simpson, one of Freed's pointe shoe fitters, helps professional ballet dancers from all

Freed pointe shoes - Sophie Simpson, one of Freed's pointe shoe fitters, helps professional ballet dancers from all

Il negozio di Napoli - Our shop in Naples

Il negozio di Napoli - Our shop in Naples

The makers of Freed pointe shoes... Spitalfields Life / Patricia Niven

The makers of Freed pointe shoes... Spitalfields Life / Patricia Niven

The Pointe Shoe Makers of Hackney // The portraits of the Pointe Shoe Makers of Freed of London in the Well St factory, an elite band of highly-skilled craftsmen who make the satin slippers worn by the world’s greatest ballerinas.

The Pointe Shoe Makers of Hackney // The portraits of the Pointe Shoe Makers of Freed of London in the Well St factory, an elite band of highly-skilled craftsmen who make the satin slippers worn by the world’s greatest ballerinas.

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