The concept behind the most unique workshop experience in the world

What makes The Espadrilles Experience great?

Our experience is not only about getting together 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 AND craft the espadrilles of your dreams. It is the only experience where you walk away with a pair of Espadrilles made by you.

The workshop was born by combining the new concept (customer 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 while Tripadvisor rated it as Traveler’s Choice in 2021 and 2023.

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Who are we?

We are a passionate team of espadrilles artisans creating the most amazing experiences when it comes to shoemaking. We started more than 10 years ago in the city of Granada (Spain) and we are now expanding our reach internationally. Come and meet us all in person in any of our shops, and in the meanwhile, check our Instagram to see what we do, and more important, how is it that we do it. We love what we do and that’s why this is working!

What is our mission?

Our mission is to keep alive the tradition of family-owned workshops. We do this by empowering and supporting artisans to become successful. We have trained over 1,000 artisans so far in two different continents. With each purchase, you also contribute to our mission. Our business model is deeply rooted in helping communities socially thrive on their own merits, work pride and sense of accomplishment. Plus, we make all this FUN.

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