La Manual Alpargatera

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Our espadrilles are handmade in Barcelona by our master artisans, who are here to help you create the summer footwear of your dreams.

La Manual Alpargatera
La Manual Alpargatera
Our craft is making espadrilles, but we also love to write about the culture, craftsmanship and people behind La Manual.

SANT JORDI, THE EMOTIONAL DAY OF CATALONIA

“And from the dragon’s blood was born a rose that the knight Sant Jordi gave to the princess”. Thus ends one of the most famous legends of Catalonia, Valencia, Balearic Islands and Aragon.
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The truth behind the fibres we use to make our espadrilles

In this section we’ll try to shed some light on this subject while we travel through the history and geography, the aesthetics and the human side of the world of espadrilles. We’ll do it in a humble, honest and professional way. Unpretentiously but without denying who we are and what we are good at. #HumansMakingEspadrilles
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HOW TO TIE ESPADRILLES?

You can tie espadrilles in many ways, and use the same technique in all of them regardless they are wedges, sandals, or flats.
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Pāṭa patha, the Jute path (1)

In order to enjoy our comfortable and genuine espadrilles we need some fabrics that don’t appear just out of the blue. Instead, they go through a long journey, and we would like to pay tribute to it with a series of articles about the winding paths they take and the people who make it happen.
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HOW TO STORE AND MAINTAIN YOUR ESPADRILLES

La Manual Alpargatera recommends some tips to prolong the life of your espadrilles.
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Carrer avinyó 7

Our workshop/shop, worldly recognised for its iconic façade, is at the heart of the El Gòtic neighbourhood.

La Manual Alpargatera
La Manual Alpargatera
La Manual Alpargatera Go to Craftsmanship

OUR MANUFACTURING PROCESS IN 3 STEPS

Comfort, sustainability and design: we know what we’re doing at our workshop.
La Manual Alpargatera Go to Materials

Sustainability is at the core of what La Manual is

We source locally, and our espadrilles are 100% made of vegetable fibres.
La Manual Alpargatera About La Manual

Tradition and creativity, crafted since the 1940s in Carrer d’Avinyó 7

Ours is a familiar story, a tale of people who love the art of making espadrilles and dedicate their lives to it.
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