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PEOPLE SAY NICE THINGS ABOUT US

Here are some of the older comments. Check our Facebook Page for posts by current customers.

F J from New York bought five pairs of espadrilles 29th June 2012.
Alexa B from the States bought a pair of stripey espadrilles in April 2011.
Russell C had an exchanged pair of espadrilles in July 2011.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1 What do you call the little thing that sticks up in the middle of a beret?
2 Do you sell espadrilles and berets to countries outside the EU such as the US or Australia and if so how long does it take from the time you post them?
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WHERE DID ESPADRILLES REALLY COME FROM?

In the XIIIth century, espadrilles were already used as footwear for the King of Aragon's footsolidiers. They were hand made, with soles of esparto or other grass rope. The uppers were of fabric woven from flax, (not cotton in those days!). Pitch was used to protect undersides of the soles.

By the XVIIIth century, the town of Mauléon, in the viscounty of Soule (now part of Pyrénées-Atlantique) was a centre for the manufacture of espadrilles. They were still hand made, by craftsmen working from home.

In the early XIXth century, Mauléon started collecting and selling the craftsmen's output in quantity. By 1880, more and more espadrilles were made in factories.

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