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The combination of traditional and high quality materials make the espadrilles one of a kind. Most materials are locally sourced, from the Kenyan leather to the hand beaded tags made by Maasai craftswomen. To ensure durability and comfort, a traditional Spanish jute rope sole lined with vulcanized rubber is used.
The journey of making the espadrilles is inspiring. The cotton, which is being grown in Tanzania, is first being manufactured to canvas and screen printed at one of the partners in Kenya. Afterwards, the printed canvas is driven to the group of artisan women, who are responsible to hand cut each piece of canvas. Meanwhile, the beaded labels are being made as well and sewn on the canvas. When the canvas is ready, it is all hand sewn onto the jute sole. In other words: a new and unique pair of espadrilles is ready to be worn and wander the world.
This traditional manufacturing shown in these samples is a display of a specialized craft which can be applied to your very own designs.