Gift your mom the experience she will not forget!

The perfect Mother’s Day gift for 2021 is only a few paragraphs away from you. Read on to see how happy your mother will be after receiving this unique gift from you.

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BuzzFeed and The Washington Post report: The Espadrilles Experience is considered not only one of the most unique online experiences in the world, but a perfect, new kind of gift for special occasions.

Can you imagine an online experience that is more unique?

Here, at our small workshop in Barcelona, we decided to combine all the benefits that such an online experience could bring you, with all the extra perks offered by an on-site, physical, experience.

At The Espadrilles Experience the participants learn EVERYTHING about the history and origins of the most traditional Spanish shoes. But we thought: this is not enough! That’s why each and every one gets to customize a pair of Espadrilles of their own liking, which we ship to their home, ALL INCLUDED!

This is the only online experience that combines the virtual with the physical world. The only place where the participants receive the product they learned about at home.

Imagine what a surprise could it be for your mother. On Mother’s Day, she will tune in with us for 90 minutes, where she will learn valuable information about a different culture, and in a week or so, she will receive a pair of shoes at home. More exactly, a pair of Espadrilles that was fully customized by her. Check out all the customization options here.

Think about this! Your mom has no idea that such an experience is even possible. The level of surprise will be unimaginable. But let’s not stop here. Every time she is going to wear her custom-made shoes, she will remember you. What’s more, she won’t be able to resist telling all her friends about this amazing gift that you gave her.

What makes The Espadrilles Experience great?

Our experience is not only about getting together online with people from all around world, having fun and learning about a different culture. It’s by far the best experience of all, as it includes a pair of shoes! Can’t beat that! Here you will design the espadrilles of your dreams, we will make them LIVE and then ship them to you, all included! It is the only experience where you receive your creation at home. Without having to pay an extra fee.

The online workshop was born by combining the new concept (online experience) with the old one (physical product). At the end of the day, you are going to receive a pair of shoes designed by you. A pair of shoes you know everything about: how it started as a workers’ shoe and ended up being an international fashion statement.

About Us


This is Luis and Kathe, the founders and artisans of HANDMADE® BARCELONA!

We have been making shoes for many years, in our local family-owned factories. HANDMADE® is an ethical brand from Cataluña, Spain, selling traditional shoes made by hand.

The Espadrilles Experience is something that we are proud of. We teach people all around the world everything they need to know about Espadrilles.

Thanks to many great reviews, Airbnb ranked the experience as one of the  Top 10% Experiences Worldwide.

The Experience will bring you to our workshop in Barcelona and it includes a pair of shoes shipped to your home.

You will learn how to design the espadrilles of your dreams and we will make them and then ship them to you, all included!

We will meet virtually at our artisanal workshop in Barcelona, in a very unique and special place, where you will feel surrounded by finished espadrilles and their parts.

First, we will introduce you to the story of these beautiful shoes and the materials needed for their construction. You will learn about this old tradition, and how this shoe passed from being built by and for humble people, to be one of the most trendy styles of shoes nowadays.

Then, every guest will choose the color and size of the base, the ribbons, the threads, and the type of stitching. Once ready, we will stitch LIVE your own traditional espadrilles, following your instructions. Once finished, we will teach you the different ways to lace them up and use them.

Finally, and very important, we will ship your creation to your home with free worldwide FedEx shipping. Your will get the pair at your home, all included, no extra cost.

Proven to be an amazing team building experience for companies too, as during the workshop we will challenge the team. A perfect gift as well, including the custom-made pair of shoes.

A unique gift, your mother will love

Even though it is not possible to travel to Barcelona, she will be able to visit the Gothic Quarter and learn about the famous Catalan shoes: the Espadrilles. It then takes 3 days for her to receive at home the unique pair that she has designed for herself. 

Enjoy from anywhere on the world

All she needs in order to participate is a stable internet connection and a phone/personal computer. She doesn’t even have to leave her home. She can enjoy the online workshop from the comfort of her living room.

You choose everything

There are several things you need to decide upon: the color, the base, the ribbons and the stitching style.

Free Worldwide Shipping

We ship the Espadrilles to your door for free. Within only 72 hours. No matter where you live.

Sustainable materials

The materials we work with are eco-friendly and sustainable. We use locally-sourced materials.

Anytime, anywhere

You get to enjoy it in your living room’s comfort. At any given time next year.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Espadrille?

The Espadrilles are the most iconic shoes from Spain. They originally used to have a canvas or cotton fabric upper and a flexible sole made of esparto rope. Today, we use a layer of rubber on the outsole, for greater durability.

What equipment is needed in order to participate?

You only need a device and a stable internet connection in order to connect to the online experience. The device can be anything from a personal computer to a smartphone.

When will this experience take place?

The Mother’s Day Special experience will take place Sunday, on the 9th of May 2021.

How much does an experience like this last?

The duration of the experience is around 90 minutes.

Instead of just buying her a physical product as a gift, think about sharing an experience together with your mom. Book her a place for our Mother’s Day Special Workshop and tune in together with her for an unforgettable memory. This way, you will get the most out of her gift.

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