To me, a shoe that is well-made is expertly crafted, comfortable, durable. It is a shoe that has been made with the best quality materials, ethically sourced.
I have been disappointed too many times with shoes to know that I would be uncompromising on the quality and the provenance of the materials we would use for our espadrilles.
Sourcing good quality and ethical materials is expensive, for sure. But buying a pair of espadrilles that costs the same price as a cappuccino isn’t promising. Not for the people who make them, not for the planet, and not for your feet.
We always try our best to source locally in France to minimize our carbon footprint but sometimes, the materials simply don’t exist there.
Why did we choose this tannery
We chose them not only because of the quality of their leather, but also because they are committed to the ethical treatment of animals (always a byproduct of the meat industry, it is an upcycled resource) and they implemented an eco-friendly waste disposal systems.
The tannery works exclusively with four of the best cattle farms in France and Swiss. Every skin is numbered for traceability matter.