Hi Sharon, I would have to refresh my knowledge, but there were a lot of small businesses or coops offering custom-made clothes and shoes and not necessarily as luxury/snobbery/status seeking goods, which is unfortunately what drives 99% of the fashion industry everywhere. A waste of money and a wasting of our planet.
Our Romanian colleagues might know more about what is currently available in this space.
I will look around on my next trip to Romania and get back with some examples.
Until then, please check this French company (cannot find the English version, let me know if you need help). Their shoes use natural materials and are handmade by French artisans. They are committed to sustainability as a business.