This shoe is very old and belongs to the popular culture of Ibiza and Formentera.
We produce each product tailored to each client.
We believe in a job well done and for that we use traditional products and techniques.
We follow totally traditional methods of work.
We believe that our product helps to safeguard the environment and traditions.
We prepare each of our products by hand.
ABOUT US !
In the islands of Ibiza and Formentera, where the sky merges with the sea, you will find us making the traditional footwear of the Pitiusas Islands, the authentic Ibicencan espardeñas. The assembly, slow and personalized of this footwear is a job that requires time and patience.
Our espadrilles are made only with natural fibers sewn by hand on soles of hemp, the toe cap and the heel are made with a cord called cordellí.
With the fine threads taken from the plant we make the braid that will become the cordellí de las espadrilles.
The fibers that we use are of a delicacy that does not damage the skin and resistant to time. Taken from a genus of herbaceous plant belonging to the Mexican agave family, this type of plant has a softer fiber, easier to work and which you wear the shoe does not itch.
We do not paint them, we tint them … Once we have clean and dry fiber, we dye it with natural pigments from plants and flowers, or we leave it with its natural color.
A LITTLE HISTORY
This footwear is very old and belongs to the popular culture of Ibiza and Formentera. Used by the locals for field work and for everyday life, today they are considered part of the regional attire. We associate the espadrilles along with the typical costumes of the dancers in the folk dance of the islands, the “ball pagès”.
First the leaves of the pita are cut and scraped by hand, their fibers are extracted, which are washed and dried before being woven into cord (cordellí). It takes a day of work and more than 20 strands of cord to build a pair of espadrilles. With wooden tools, the upper parts are joined to the soles (formed of esparto).
Formerly Espardeñas artisans distributed the work : First to the men who made the soles, there were women who wove the toe cap, others wove the pattern, to finish there was another woman who formed and sewed the heel. The finishes: shaping, bleaching, smoothing and carving, the same person used to do.
Its popularity decreased with the arrival of prefabricated footwear in the market, a trend that we try to reverse.
“When I was little, I remember that all the older women wore them, they wore the typical dresses, with skirts down to the feet, where this beautiful shoe appeared.”
Estrivancus, produces “sustainable fashion, made slowly and with love”