How important is style, quality and sustainability for you?
Atelier Aliénor believes these values are fundamental when it comes to fashion.
We strive to give our customers the most beautifully designed and ethically made shoes. The original espadrille has been revisited and enhanced with exquisite materials and dramatic details.
We incorporate sustainable practices into everything we do: from the sourcing of our canvas and leather to the packaging and the production.
Our French espadrilles are handcrafted by responsible manufacturing partners using eco-friendly methods and materials. Atelier Aliénor strongly believes that conscious fashion is now and we hope you do too!
THE FOUNDER & DESIGNER
My name is Laurie Cazaux, I was born on the French Mediterranean coast.
I spent a colorful childhood in Africa and lived the past decade in the beautiful city of Paris.
Throughout all my travels and experiences abroad, I have developed a deep attachment and respect to people and nature.
I became more and more aware that I needed to develop a project that was true to who I am.
After moving to the US, I decided to give up finance and launch my own brand.
Atelier Aliénor values people over all, from our producers to our customers, as much as our planet.
Where I come from, espadrilles are more than shoes.
They are a promise of an endless summer, tanned feet and romantic escapes.
I have always been a dreamer. And I believe that dreams are meant to come true.
Atelier Aliénor is one of mine.
THE NAME OF “ATELIER ALIENOR”
An Atelier is the French word for craft workshop.
Atelier Aliénor is committed to promoting the talent of the craftsmen who make our shoes.
They have been producing espadrilles with passion for generations in Aquitaine, south west part of France. We work closely together to ensure exceptional quality.
Aliénor is a famous name in the South West with reference to Aliénor of Aquitaine, Queen of France in the Middle Ages.
Adventurous and ambitious, passionate about politics and arts, she is one of History’s most powerful woman.
We have all a little of Aliénor in us!
ATELIER ALIENOR’S PRODUCTS
Our espadrilles are made in small batches and handcrafted by talented and experienced craftsmen exclusively in France.
We believe the people behind the product determine the quality of products and the experience that comes with buying, using and selling them.
Each pair is unique and made from the best natural fabrics such as jute and cotton.
Our exquisite leather comes from a French tannery that uses sustainable methods and works with the most luxurious brands.