A Proudly South African company, Palm Footwear Manufacturers, is the only South African school shoe company to achieve SABS IS0 9001 certification.
We are a family-owned business, whose cornerstones remain people, quality, service and innovation.
With the production and development of our own raw materials, we are able to deliver responsible, earth friendly footwear as we navigate our green journey. Our service is legendary! We offer a 24 hour turn around for most school shoe style orders, placed on any working day.
In July 1966, Kasie Pattundeen, a meticulous bookkeeper and an entrepreneur by nature, acquired a small shoe factory. Palm Footwear Manufacturers was born with a team of just 18 in an 80m² factory.
Kasie soon identified an opportunity to produce injection moulded school shoes. This bold venture was a watershed moment for the company, and Palm Footwear became the second factory in South Africa to begin this construction of footwear.
Over the course of 50 eventful years, Palm has grown into a shoemaking institution providing employment and extensive training for the budding shoe makers.
Our mission is to fit every child in Africa into correctly engineered affordable school shoes. To date Trustees can be found in over 3500 outlets across the continent.
The growth and well-being of the community has, since inception been an innate part of the Palm Family ethos. With the appreciation of our aligned philanthropic visions, an effortless partnership flourished between Palm Footwear Manufacturers and Manav Seva Foundation Trust, a NPO and PBO.
As our children cannot be educated on empty tummies - our small contribution began with providing bread to needy schools in the area. This initiative has now expanded to include fortified cereal.
In 2020, MSF donated 2100 new books to 7 school libraries - inspiring creativity and imagination in our little ones. In answering calls for relief in the midst of these uncertain times, we continued with our bread donations to NPOs and we have thus far supplied food parcels to over 2000 families.
During May and June 2020, 10 000 Trustees People's masks were provided to charitable organisations and our donations of sterile surgical masks continues to hospices in the area.
Together with Manav Seva Foundation, the Palm Family aspires to bring hope and comfort to those in need around us.