About us

àpropos footwear is proud to be part of the mill revival in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Our boutique factory: made in USA

Years ago, the mills of Lawrence, MA hummed with typical sounds and the familiar activity of manufactunng machines. All along the canal and Merrimac River, mills shared the energy and livelihood afforded by shoe making, apparel makers, paper and box mills, to name just a few.

As manufacturers moved their production off shore, the mills became empty and mostly fell into disrepair and neglect. In 2001, we moved into a small comer of a mostly abandoned five-story mill set between the Lawrence canal and Merrimac River. Today, the mill is fully occupied with over fifty small businesses and a neighborhood college campus.

Watch how our shoes are made in our Made in the USA video.

Our textiles

We canvas textile mills around the world for quality fabncs in unique patterns and color combinations that created distinctive, accessorizing effects “like a scarf for your feet”™ — all with an eye on the practicality of machine-washing and durability.

Our concept and collections

We introduce two collections annually and never repeat a pattern. Once we cut through our yardage, we move onto the next unique motif or color scheme, keeping our collections fresh and fun. For more of our unique concepts, visit New Designs and Collections.