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THE JUTE

The Jute (Chorchorus capsularis) is a fibrous herbaceous plant from the mallow family, cultivated in tropical regions for its fibre. Jute is also the name given to the natural textile fibres extracted from this plant and from another variety, Corchorus olitorius.

The fibres are obtained from the stem of the plant after it has been drying for 2 to 3 weeks, and wound into a ball. The thread obtained with jute is very strong, and makes a great insulator due to its low thermal conductivity.

The jute thread, also known as canvas thread, is braided into a strong rope, used to make the wedge heels and the soles.

 

PRODUCTION OF THE JUTE ESPADRILLE SOLE

Once the thread is braided, it can be rolled in different ways to obtain soles in various shapes and heights: flat, high heel, wedge heel, etc. Afterwards, the rims are sown to fix the sole.

The next step is to join the jute sole with the natural rubber outer sole. This is done by vulcanization of the natural rubber (heated at 400°C). No glue is used in this step so as to keep the manufacture as chemical-free as possible. This combination of jute and natural rubber gives the espadrille good traction and allows breathability for your feet. Finally, the fabric is hand sown to the sole.

 

FABRIC AND TEXILES FOR THE ESPADRILLE

New fabrics for the espadrilles are chosen each year according to the season's trends. The most common fabrics used are linen, leather, suede and satin. The fabrics and colors are mainly chosen according to the trends set by the Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks.

 

ESPADRILLE DESIGN

Each year, sketches for the new collection are produced after studying the fashion trends of the moment.

Toni Pons has a specific department for this purpose.

 

ESPADRILLES ARE IN

There are several theories about the origin of the espadrilles. Some locate the beginning in Egypt, others in France or Spain. Regardless of its origins, the espadrille has become a fashionable product in the last few years.

The design and use of natural fabrics makes this is sandal highly breathable in warm weather, and its design makes it appropriate in all kind of events. All major designers have released espadrilles in their lasts collections, and it is now a type of footwear present all over the world.

Our brand choice, Toni Pons, meets the market demands with an excellent quality at an affordable price.           

 

ESPADRILLE CARE

When cleaning, it is recommended not to immerse them in water, as the sole material absorbs water and is slow to dry. Stains can be removed from the fabric with a stain remover, or using a soft brush with water and soap for delicate garments.

If the espadrille gets wet, it is recommended to leave it drying for a few days, under the sun if possible.             

 

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE

We recommend choosing the same size you normally use in other types of shoes. The fabric of the espadrille adjusts to the feet after a couple of hours of use. If even so have doubts, can consult our guide of chats.

 

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