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Make your own sustainable leather espadrilles

4.9(9 reviews)
Design and make your own bespoke espadrilles from reclaimed leather in our social enterprise studio
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In-person
£80 pp
3hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

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
  • Cut out your pattern, 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…

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Things to remember

Accessibility: Our experience requires grip strength and good vision, and we host in various locations with various physical accessibility standards. If you have any particular access needs please get in touch as we'd be very happy to work with you to make our experience work for you. Children of…

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Latest Reviews
4.9(9 reviews)
Gloria - February 1st
Lovely set up and material! The leather was off cuts and sustainable and the teachers were really nice and kind
Robyn - January 30th
This was by far the best class I have done yet! The teachers were absolutely lovely and the activity itself was awesome! Loads of fun and don't be put off by location - super easy to find! They were really accomodating to my particular food needs as well, and I was able to have a yummy vegan breakfast. 100% would recommend, 10/10! Bring on summer so i can wear my shoes! If you're vegan they can also provide vegan leather!
Michelle - July 29th
It was a good class in a lovely location. There was sufficient one to one time and we had enough time to make a pair of espadrilles. It will be helpful to have some signage to show where the class is on the farm.
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Age Requirement

15All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

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

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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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Make your own sustainable leather espadrilles

Reviews

Gloria - February 1st
Lovely set up and material! The leather was off cuts and sustainable and the teachers were really nice and kind
Robyn - January 30th
This was by far the best class I have done yet! The teachers were absolutely lovely and the activity itself was awesome! Loads of fun and don't be put off by location - super easy to find! They were really accomodating to my particular food needs as well, and I was able to have a yummy vegan breakfast. 100% would recommend, 10/10! Bring on summer so i can wear my shoes! If you're vegan they can also provide vegan leather!
Michelle - July 29th
It was a good class in a lovely location. There was sufficient one to one time and we had enough time to make a pair of espadrilles. It will be helpful to have some signage to show where the class is on the farm.
Umanda - April 8th
A wonderful way to spend Saturday morning! A lovely setting, great instruction and marvellous company. Will be back!
Emilie - March 27th
All I can say about this workshop is wow! I has such a pleasant morning with Juta Shoes and I love what I made!!! We even had lunch included which was such a treat. The ladies themselves are super lovely and the setting in the farm is magically - highly recommend!
Raniya - January 22nd
I really enjoyed this workshop with Juta Shoes! Hafiza knew everything there is to know about making espadrilles and was a great teacher. The leather and materials were recycled, high-quality offcuts. I recommend this fun workshop. Thank you so much. I love the furry slippers/espadrilles that I made.
Sophie - October 25th
This was such a great activity! The workshop was located in a cute bell tent in the middle of a city farm - with actual pigs, goats, donkeys!!! Our teacher was so patient and instructed us in a detailed way and there were so many leathers to choose from! Loved my shoes and this social enterprise!!!!
Beth - October 25th
A brilliant workshop tucked away in yurt in Spitalfields city farm. There was loads of leather to choose from, meaning everyone got the colour they wanted. Brilliant teaching and a gorgeous location. I will 100% be back.
Cecilia - September 29th
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.