OUR EXCEPTIONal materials
The espadrille is ennobled by adorning itself with pretty materials.
Our soles are made from natural fibers and are thicker than usual. Indeed, the braid that forms the sole has twice as many jute threads as the majority of soles.
We have nothing to hide … Our soles are made entirely of jute, as you can see on the photo (espadrille on the right). A cheaper but common alternative is to cover a plastic foam sole with a braid of jute that will be glued to it.
How to detect a foam sole? Thanks to the weight of the espadrille that will lasts not even one season!
Thirty processes – a lot of them are manual processes – are needed to make our leather that soft, supple and resistant.
The exquisite quality of leather guarantees the touch, durability and exceptional visual finish of our espadrilles.
It is from the delicate touch and the deep radiance of this material that we find our inspiration and for which we fell in love.
The tannery we partner with has joined the prestigious French certification “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” (Living Heritage Company) to recognize the excellence of its century-old know-how in leather tanning and finishing.
We have also chosen this tannery for its environmental values as well as for its commitment against animal abuse. Leather is indeed a byproduct from the food industry. Regarding the sourcing, the tannery has selected farmers in Spain and Switzerland known for their caring practices.
The leather of the sole and the inner lining is in direct contact with your skin. It is essential that it does not contain any chemicals. It is a material tanned exclusively with plants (extracts of quebracho, mimosa, chestnut).
Our pretty ribbons are woven in France by a manufacture that perpetuates rare know-how. Like the tannery we partner with, it has been certified Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company).
Together, we searched for the perfect material which needed to be soft, robust and ecological at the same time: linen, which has grown in the North of France was the finest material of all.