I wanted to create an espadrille that you would wear all Summer, for years, that would make you feel good and beautiful.
Create an espadrille that goes with everything and this is highly desirable.
We needed to completely redesign the espadrille. Hours of debate occured with Jean-Pierre, our 80-year-old commanding officer of the workshop.
What I didn't want:
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They would last only one season
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Very often, the jute sole hurt the feet
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Poor quality materials
– 4 –
An espadrille not flattering on the feet
Not to mention this...
Based on these observations, I searched for the last French artisans with precious know-how inherited from the past.
Together, we broke down every parts to create an espadrille that would have all the attributes of the finest shoe.
I selected the most precious materials in France, in particular a leather with beautiful shades of chestnut.
Then I worked on the shape of the espadrille with Jean-Pierre to make it perfectly adjusted.
Here is what you thought about it:
A color you will never tired of, minimalist lines
Handmade in our workshop in France, natural materials only
Easy-going, hold firmly the feet
Leather liner and insole, breathable shoe
A thicker sole with a heel pad, a waterproof leather, a timeless quality sewing
LET'S BRING BACK THE ESPADRILLES... OUR WAY!
A minimal aesthetic
An espadrille with a chic, elegant design that embraces high quality materials.
Our espadrilles are made with beautiful materials to allow you to wear them on vacation or in the city.
A timeless color
Everyone should have a pair of brown sandals in her wardrobe. Because we never get tired of this color and it goes with everything!
I dreamed about this espadrilles with beautiful shades of chestnut. I like to wear them with denim shorts as well as with a pretty dress.
A ONE-OF-A-KIND LEATHER
A precious and soft leather
I had a huge crush on this stunning leather from the south of France. It comes from a tannery that works with the most luxurious brands.
I searched for a full grain leather, the part that is the most robust and noble with the largest density of collagen fibers.
And I'm happy to notice that velvety & delicate touch brings sparkles into your eyes everytime you try them on!
A durable and sustainable leather
Vegetable oils are used on the leather to make it stain-resistant and waterproof.
That's why stains will stay on the surface. They'll be easy to remove with the help of a crepe brush.
Lastly, our tannery is certified by Leather Working Group. Le label garantit que ses procédés de production sont sustainable practices.
A robust sole
The main reason why we get rid of espadrilles is because the sole is too worn-out.
So we found the solution: our soles are made with twice the number of threads that are usually needed to make it more durable.
And we even added a heel pad in natural rubber.
No irritations, better breathability thanks to a leather insole that you usually find in your stilettos.
These sandals were designed with two straps large enough to hold your feet.
Because your health matters to us
The leather of the insole and liner is in direct contact with your skin and contains zero chemicals. It is a leather tanned exclusively with plants (extracts of quebracho, mimosa, chestnut).
It means no risks of allergies or other skin problems.
LE SECRET D'UNE ESPADRILLE DE QUALITÉ...
An espadrille that is durable is all about the knowledge needed at each stage of the making process. This precious know-how, I found it here, in the southwest region of France.
It's in Mauléon, the cradle of espadrilles, where you will meet the last artisans.
Our workshop is a family-owned business founded by Jean-Pierre and given to his children. The workshop has atrue know-how since 1977 that Jean-Pierre is passing down to me.
From cutting the leather to the saddle stitching sewing (it's a solid stitching method commonly used in leatherwork), all the steps are made and guided by the gifted hands of the artisans.
QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE
Warranty & Free Repairs
OUR ESPADRILLES ARE MADE TO LAST
The seams of all of our espadrilles are covered by a 30 day warranty. After 30 days, we offer free repairs of the seams for life.
That’s how much we take care of our customers and our creations.
SHIPPING & EASY RETURNS
Domestic and UE orders are shipped via Colissimo. Shipping for one pair will cost €8 for France and €12 for EU countries.
International orders are shipped via DHL and shipping takes about 3 to 5 business days.
We will pay for half of the price of international shipping. Shipping for one pair is $40.
If you live in the US, no customs will apply for orders below $800 🙂
EASY RETURNS & EXCHANGE
You don't need to go anywhere to return your order. Just contact us to schedule a pick up.
The return shipping fee will automatically be deducted from your refund. It will be the same amount you paid for shipping at checkout ($55 for international shipping).
If you'd like to exchange your espadrilles, please return your pair and place a new order.
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THE CHESTNUT ESPADRILLE