Established in 2013 by friends Vera Drossopulo and Antonello Benati, Manebí is a Milan-based lifestyle brand offering cool and fun men’s and women’s collections.
Originally launched as a footwear line, focused on day-to-night holiday shoes, including its signature handmade espadrilles, designed in Milan and crafted by skilled artisans in Spain, Manebí quickly expanded its offering to embrace a full range of vacation essentials. Capturing the exciting vibe of an endless summer, Manebí creations are injected with a colorful and energetic spirit and offer the right balance between hip style and long-lasting quality.
Manebí’s commitment is to make joyful and modern collections without compromising ethics and values, taking into consideration where materials are sourced and who is creating every single piece. Fully aware of the impact of its productions and activities on the environment, Manebí has embraced a social corporate responsibility strategy aimed through small steps at offering its contribution to guarantee a better future for the next generations.
Production: fully designed in Italy, Manebí signature footwear styles are handcrafted by artisans in Spain, while the swimwear range is entirely made in Italy.
Materials: Manebí iconic espadrilles feature the sole crafted from natural jute, - 35 % of it recycled, - that is combined with natural rubber. In addition, the brand employees exclusively recycled nylon for its range of men’s swimwear.
Packaging: Manebí shoe boxes and shopping bags are entirely made of recycled paper.
Giving Back: Contributing to the safeguard of the ecosystem, Manebí has teamed up with Treedom, a web site that allows to plant trees at a distance and follow their progress over time, to plant 400 cocoa trees in Camerun, reducing carbon dioxin emissions by 22,000 Kg.
Manebí kicked off its journey with one idea: giving a new twist to the classic espadrille, the ultimate icon in every holiday wardrobe.
The Italian creative vision of the Manebí design team in Milan met the expertise of Spanish skilled artisans in La Roja to create the brand’s hero style, a revisited unisex espadrille which was first conceived with a soft and refined suede upper available in a wide range of colors.
In keeping with the espadrille tradition, Manebí iconic design features the sole made of 100% natural jute, which guarantees highly breathability also in the hottest climates. In addition, a thin natural rubber layer was added to protect the jute sole from water for extra durability.
Made with care and detail, Manebí signature espadrille is not only the brand’s bestseller, but it’s also the lucky charm of those who are keen to chase the sun all year around.