We created a different kind of footwear & accessories Consultancy.

Andrew Thompson has over twenty years experience as a footwear trend forecaster and lead designer. With a passion for detail and manufacturing quality, and an ability to translate ideas into financially successful products. He has worked with brands such as Clarks International, Kurt Geiger, Topman and Nicole Farhi. Offering a unique service in innovative design, brand development and sourcing that’s tailored for retail, buyers and businesses concept to completion.

I started up Fable Footworks to use my commercial and creative experience to build ideas and insight to help footwear/accessories businesses adapt to change and create success. With the world changing at an unprecedented rate culture, sociopolitics and environmental issues challenge normality globally, therefore I really feel it’s important to adapt  products for our environment where applicable.

I really enjoy using my experience and creativity to build or amplify brand message. leading to more desirable outcomes that aspire new values and increased engagement.
The unique thing about Fable footworks is there is alot of listening and translation to understand what clients need.


Creative Direction

Developing creative strategies around story creation and consumer mindsets. Helping brands build narratives and bringing these narratives to life through various different medium – design, product and digital assets.

Design Direction

Trend colour and material analysis, often working 18 months to 2 years ahead – we focus on newness and innovation.

Sourcing & Production

Excellent portfolio of factories suited to all business needs.

Art Direction

Photo shoot and campaign management, helping brands to bring narratives to life, creating mood boards to communicate ‘look & feel’


The workshops we currently offer are centred around sustain- ability and start up brands, or brands that want to shift their mind set and strategy into a new direction. They can be tailored to business needs and audience. Get in touch if you are interested in where to Start or how to design with a conscious mindset.

Research and Intelligence

Fable footworks is a global consultancy that help brands with design solutions across all aspects. We have successful experience working with different scale from large companies to small start-ups.

Fable footworks help businesses succeed in the footwear /accessories industry, to operate more sustainably, commercially and considering societal impact.

Providing insight that will help you to design product with purpose and innovation.

Design USP

We offer an unrivalled design service whether it be a re-launch, offering new brand direction or delivering trend.

Services include product ideation through to branding, storytelling, creative direction and collaborative engagement.

We are also experts at segmenting ranges, range building and delivering design projects to boost sales and increase brand credibility.