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Make your own sustainable leather espadrilles

5(9 reviews)
Location
Various locations
Price
£80pp
Time
3 hour workshop
Level
Beginner
Design and make your own bespoke espadrilles from reclaimed leather in our social enterprise studio
Next available class:
19th Apr 2020, 9 spots left
Make your own sustainable leather espadrilles
by Juta Shoes
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Make your own sustainable leather espadrilles by Juta Shoes - crafts in London
3 hour workshop
£80 per person
Flexitime
from £80 per person

What you will do

3 hour workshop

Daytime

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!

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Sun 19 Apr 2020, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bethnal Green, E2 9PJ
£80pp
Sat 30 May 2020, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Bethnal Green, E2 9PJ
£80pp
Sat 13 Jun 2020, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bethnal Green, E2 9PJ
£80pp
Sun 19 Jul 2020, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bethnal Green, E2 9PJ
£80pp
Sun 16 Aug 2020, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bethnal Green, E2 9PJ
£80pp

None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

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Reviews (9)
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Beth
25 Oct
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.
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Sophie
25 Oct
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!!!!

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Beth
25 Oct
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.
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Sophie
25 Oct
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!!!!
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Robyn
30 Jan
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!
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Cecilia
29 Sep
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.
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Raniya
22 Jan
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.
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Emilie
27 Mar
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!
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Umanda
8 Apr
A wonderful way to spend Saturday morning! A lovely setting, great instruction and marvellous company. Will be back!
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Michelle
29 Jul
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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Gloria
1 Feb
Lovely set up and material! The leather was off cuts and sustainable and the teachers were really nice and kind

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Make your own sustainable leather espadrilles by Juta Shoes - crafts in London

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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Notes

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)!

Age Requirement

12

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.

Make your own sustainable leather espadrilles
by Juta Shoes
5(9 reviews)
Make your own sustainable leather espadrilles by Juta Shoes - crafts in London
3 hour workshop
£80 per person
Flexitime
from £80 per person
3 hour workshop
from £80 pp

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