What you will do
3 hour workshop
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 are thicker, more robust, and comfier than any other espadrille sole we've seen, so you'll be sure to love wearing your shoes.
Each workshop includes drinks, snacks, and local East London lunch. If the weather's nice during warmer months we might be outside, otherwise we'll be somewhere cosy indoors.
Juta Shoes is a social enterprise making handcrafted sustainable leather espadrilles in London, supporting local women into work. We can also run our shoemaking workshops as bridal parties, teambuilding away days, or birthday parties - just get in touch about booking an anytime class!
Select a class time
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
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.
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 all ages welcome to attend with their parents (our teachers often bring their kids along)!
All 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.