Like every summer I had the privilege to pass many weeks in the my grandfather's little village, where our espadrilles are traditionally handmade by a small but incredibly efficient team of artisans. Again, I was lucky to gain first-hand insight into the technique and the know-how of the espadrille-making. There is so much richness in this old craftsmanship that I seize every opportunity to draw further information from the source.

For over 10 years, my wife and I have been filming and immortalizing the artisans that show so much passion and expertise when performing their artful skill. While working in front of the cameras, the different seamstresses, which we consider our friends now, like to share their experiences and anecdotes with us in a laid-back atmosphere. We had a jolly good time together, still learned a couple of new things and shared many laughters.

Here you can see the legendary Teresa, also known in the village as la Reina (the Queen), who this year kindly taught my dear wife Gabrielle the techniques she had learned from her own mother involving the hand stitching of the classic espadrille. Gabrielle did well and was so proud of her first pair of self-made espadrilles!

A quest that starts in rural Spain

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A quest that starts in rural Spain

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A quest that starts in rural Spain

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A quest that starts in rural Spain

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A quest that starts in rural Spain

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