Kamo-Gutsu was created in 2014 as a side project within The Velvet Factory,
a Belgian shoe company established in 2000 by three friends.
Besides creating men and women shoes for fashion labels we thought it would be nice
to think outside the box and create something that wasn't on the market yet,
fresh shoes with some fun and wit, lots of color, but still very wearable and comfortable.
The first collection premiered during the MICAM shoe fair in Milan and the rest is history:
today we distribute Kamo-Gutsu in 9 countries where shoe- and fashion retailers present
our footwear as the "happy misfits" in a sometimes boring shoe world.
We develop two collections per year, manufactured in the Italian Marche region,
famous for its artisan shoes with a high quality standard.
Executive Brand Manager
As co-founder of The Velvet Factory, Freddy Dreesens takes care of collection design and image building, assisted by the Italian producer for his technical know-how.
He exhibits at specialized shoe fairs in Milan, Düsseldorf, Paris, London and Tokyo, together with a team of sales agents for Germany, North-Italy, France and The Netherlands.