Shoemaking Workshop

    Design and make your own bespoke espadrilles from reclaimed leather in our social enterprise studio

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    3 hour workshop

    All levels welcome

    Spitalfields City Farm, E1


    What you'll learn

    Design and make your own bespoke espadrilles from reclaimed leather in our social enterprise studio!

    In this three-hour workshop, you'll design and craft your own handmade pair of leather espadrilles.

    • Choose from our stock of leather reclaimed from local factory offcuts
    • Choose your style and cut out your pattern (choose from full shoe, slide, or sandals)
    • Learn to shape and pin the shoe to the sole
    • Handstitch the leather to the sole with waxed linen thread

    Our experienced makers offer expert instruction and support, and everyone walks out in their own pair of shoes - all materials provided and no experience necessary! We use premium jute soles sourced from southern Spain, which are thicker, more robust, and comfier than any other espadrille sole we've seen, so you'll be sure to love wearing your shoes.

    We hold our workshop at Spitalfields City Farm, near Shoreditch High Street Station. Each workshop includes drinks, snacks, and local lunch from the farm. If the weather's nice during warmer months we'll be outside in the kitchen garden, otherwise we'll be inside their lovely yurt (with a wood-burning stove if needed!).

    Juta Shoes is a social enterprise making handcrafted sustainable leather espadrilles in London, supporting local women into work.


    Dates & times

    Sun 29 Oct, 11:00am - 2:00pm


    Sat 4 Nov, 11:00am - 2:00pm


    Sun 12 Nov, 11:00am - 2:00pm


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    Class location

    Spitalfields City Farm, Shoreditch

    Buxton Street

    E1 5AR

    London


    Reviews

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    The workshop was great! I left with a pair of self made espadrilles, really nice. Joana and Hafiza were very nice and helpful, and taught very well. They had to change the venue, but it was a very nice environment . I loved the food! Would definitely recommend it.


    About your host, Juta Shoes

    Juta Shoes is a social enterprise creating handcrafted sustainable leather espadrilles in London. We support local women who face barriers to work and train them to become artisan shoemakers. Our passionate, experienced makers teach our shoemaking classes, using premium leather reclaimed from local factory offcuts and eco-friendly jute soles from Spain.

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.