I spotted an interesting article on the Guardian online, where a reporter attended an ethical shoe making workshop for a day and ended up with a pair of shoes created by herself.
Green Shoes is the company based in Devon providing the workshops with ethical production at the heart of its principles. They also produce shoes, sandals, boots and accessories for men, women and children. I quite like the Gwen bag that has a timeless appeal to it. They currently have a 75% archive sale on too, if you're interested in a browse.
If they design a course to create the perfect pair of stilettos I might be interested in taking part.