The Ladies Art of Soule Leopard Espadrilles in Leopard is now available at Ann's Cottage.
Art of Soule began in 2008. They use workshops, plants, printers, embroiderers and finishers that are all French. When they began, all of the canvas was provided by a Spanish company. In 2013 they were able to make 10% of their products using canvas woven in France. In 2014 they managed to double this.
The Espadrilles rope that is used is braided from jute that grows in tropical regions. It rains frequently in the Basque country, but this isn't enough. Therefore they have to import the material instead. Steps are being taken to re-route braiders in Mauleon from 2014.