The DivaGals love discovering new shoes (our feet do a happy dance when we find them!). So of course we were thrilled to learn about T&N, a new line of sophisticated ballet flats. But it’s the story behind the soles that made us smile.
Founded by sisters Tintisha and Natasha Sagar, who have roots in India, the shoes were inspired by the perfect gift for their mom’s 50th birthday. “We wanted to get her something cool, but she’s impossible to shop for. So I decided to make something for her,” shared┬áTintisha during a private preview in midtown. “I learned to make ballet flats she really loved it.” Younger sister┬áNatasha then suggested that the siblings start their own line.
“I was wearing designer flats that were digging into my heel, and┬áNatasha said, ‘why would you wear something like this? You made a pair for mom and they were perfectly comfortable, we don’t we do the same thing,”┬áTintisha explained. “We laughed it off, but a couple weeks later we said why not give this a shot?”
The T&N brand promotes high-end, comfortable fashion. The premier collection is in classic colors like ivory, tan, black and blush, are 100 percent leather and can be personalized. “We offer little charms in with initials, Greek letters, dates, wedding “I dos.” They really makes great gifts,”┬áNatasha declared.
These fabulous gals also give back. “We partner with charities to fund projects, and to commemorate the end of a successfully funded project, we change the color of our sole. It becomes a collector’s edition,”┬áNatasha revealed. Currently, they are co-funding Rangde. Based out of India, the charity offers financing to women in India for educational purposes, healthcare and small business launches.