Making Handmade Espadrilles
Sometimes when we buy a product, we don't know (or care) about it's origin, production process or materials. In Jutelaune we want our customer to know how our artisans manufacture our espadrilles, which are handmade in Spain.
1. The manufacturing process begins when the artisans select the main raw materials: jute thread, rubber, canvas or leather and cotton thread.
2. The jute yarn is placed on the braiding machines to proceed to make the braid.
3. The braid is placed on a special table to make the shape of the espadrilles sole. Here the artisan measures different measures for each number of sole.
4. Once it is woven, the sole is moved to the sewing machines, which ensure that the sole retains its shape. Formerly this process was done by hand.
5. Our jute soles are vulcanized with rubber to make them more resistant to wearthering and moisture. The rubber is cut from the sole and inserted into the molds, first the rubber and above the jute sole. Through the heat and pressure of the mold vulcanizes and we have the sole of the our espadrille.
6. The production process continues with the cut of the leather, canvas or other materials. Usually the cut of the leather is made to 12 pieces about 200 m each. Each espadrille has a back and a front that are cut separately.
7. When everything is ready, packages are prepared. Each package carries five dozen soles of the same number, five dozen fabrics for that number, and cotton thread to sew them.
8. The sewing of the espadrille is done always by hand.