With this issue we will conclude the first part of Pāṭa patha, The jute path and continue our journey along the trail of jute to reflect on the source of the fibre that our feet enjoy so much.
Second part of the jute path in Bangladesh.
An invitation to stop for a moment and gain consciousness about everything that surrounds you. Just the way it feels when you put your handcrafted espadrilles on and you sense your feet, remember that they are there and about the pleasure of walking comfortably.
The story of the Guelé Poleng espadrilles for protecting the walk of our customers as in Bali they protect the sacred.
At La Manual Alpargatera, we wanted to pay tribute from our Barcemola brand to these people so supportive, empathetic and brave, with comfortable, modern and authentic espadrilles that reflect both their courage and the aesthetics and craftsmanship of both traditions.
Things that tell me that this involvement with the espadrille’s world is not something occasional but a deeper connection that comes from many sides.
An exercise in observing our daily environment.
Jordi Coll (Taradell, 1930-2009) learned the trade from a very young age, but once he achieved mastery he had to go to work in a factory, although he kept his workshop and tools. When he retired he was encouraged to resume his craft activity, since the last clogmaker had left the trade and donated the tools to a museum.
Since we considered renewing our brand identity, there were values that we knew were immovable, although we reviewed everything to rethink our future. In this process we remembered materials, ideas, designs, desires and experiences to recover and share.
“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.
You can tie espadrilles in many ways, and use the same technique in all of them regardless they are wedges, sandals, or flats.
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.
La Manual Alpargatera recommends some tips to prolong the life of your espadrilles.