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    Mother's Day Workshop Experience

    Happy Mother's Day!
    Thanks to you, we have recently managed to accomplish two great titles with our workshop. We are really grateful for all your help and support.
    We are #7 on Tripadvisor on the top list of  all the shopping experiences from Barcelona. Amazing, right?
    Also, on Airbnb, we are ranked in the Top 10% Worldwide Experiences, with 170+ 5-star reviews!
    As you can see, our workshop is among the best experiences in the world. What could be a better gift for Mother's Day, than a custom-made pair of Espadrilles, that we are going to make live?
    How will that work?
    You can book a place for the online Mother's Day Workshop until the 2nd of May. Then, on the 3rd of May, we are going to make all the Espadrilles live on Instagram. During the live stream we will ask for your mother's shoe size, her preferred colors and her preferred type of stitching, there are more than 125 variations! 
    To make an idea about the whole process, check out the video below:
    HANDMADE® BARCELONA - Mother's Day Workshop Experience
    Book now!
    If you want, we can even make the whole experience a surprise. Just tell us a specific date and time and a way to reach your mother and we will make a surprise call, then stitch her pair of Espadrilles live!
    If you consider that the live streaming is not fit for you, we can record a video of us making the shoes and send it to you.
    Once your shoes are ready, we will ship them to your door for FREE with the express 72h international shipping service offered by DHL or FedEx.

    What will you get:
    • A really unique gift for Mother's Day
    • A customized pair of espadrilles
    • The story of the most iconic shoes from Spain
    • A happy mother :)
    Book now!
    Thank you, stay healthy and keep in touch with us via our Whatsapp (+34) 640 126 099
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    THE WORKSHOP: Our most successful initiative

    Rated this past February as one of the best Airbnb Experiences in Spain, and TOP10 worldwide, what started as a hobby for Kathe (making traditional old-school stitched espadrilles on the cold mornings in Winter) ended up being one of the coolest must-do experiences for tourists and locals in Barcelona. 
     
    “I always liked the classic” Kathe tells me, while stitching black ribbons over a white canvas espadrilles (the very iconic Dali design). “I never thought visitors would like to spend 2 hours stitching on their vacations, did you?” 

     

    Kathe stitching espadrilles in her workshop in Barcelona
     
    However it turns out, as the fully booked agenda shows, they do. They come in couples, solo-travelling or as a family activity with kids. It seems to be an experience that anyone can enjoy, at very different levels, from the educational point of view of a kid to the cultural and cool experience of making your own Catalan shoes as an adult. It is also an amazing option for those Instagram pictures and stories that will make all your friends jealous… it definitely worked for us. 

     

     
     
    Kathe and I are the founders and artisans of HANDMADE BARCELONA® an ethical brand of handmade traditional shoes from Cataluña. We have been many years making shoes on family-owned factories in Spain. Together with AirBnb and for more than a year now we have been hosting a very successful workshop where we teach how to stitch traditional Catalan espadrilles. This unique experience has brought us many nominations in 2019 as a must-do in Barcelona. Every morning at 9am tourists from all over queue at our doorstep. We love it, we open with a smile, with the two mandatory kisses of Spanish culture and with salsa music on the background. 

     

     

    After telling an interesting story about the origin of this type of shoes, we show how to stitch an espadrille to the guests and lead them on the task. Every customer is able to choose the color of the textile, the ribbons and the type of stitching. In total, there are more than 125 different options, so even the initial part choosing options is an experience by itself. At the end each of them keep its own creation, an authentic espadrille handmade by themselves on their trip to Cataluña, what a cool souvenir right? Ah, and then we also teach you how to lace them up, because it turns out that there are 5 different ways to do it, and each way means different things in Catalan culture, as if making the shoes and eating churros was not already fun enough! Are you in?

     

     

    We are not only experts when it comes to espadrilles, but I believe we are also fun and entertaining with our anecdotes and stories, and we have hundreds of them, haha, after the more than 250 workshops we have made just in 2019. We are passionate and we know how to captivate you, not only by our stories, also with Kathe's designs, or even surprising you with churros in the middle of the session (favorite part of many customers, haha).
     
    It has been a hit, even Japanese TV was last year making a special on our workshop, which was a highlight of our summer indeed. 

     

    Lacing up traditional espadrilles in Barcelona

     

    If you are ever in Barcelona, do not hesitate to visit us in the emblematic Gothic Quarter, it might even be the highlight of your trip. We will try our best to make it so.

     

    Otherwise, even from home is possible as we are now offering the virtual experience, in which you can get your pair stitched by Kathe and shipped to you for the same price, just 59,90Eur! Book it here or contact me for more information. 

    As the season changes, so do we!

    As the season changes, so do we!

    In Barcelona the weather is starting to cool down, and with that our style adapts. We will all have to carefully store away our summery espadrilles, and find ourselves some shoes that can withstand the occasional Barcelona rain. That’s why we have decided to open a brand new line dedicated to leather footwear and accessories, incapsulated in a brand new store. 

     

    We are so excited to unveil our new store to all of you wonderful people. The new space will be in a familiar location, situated opposite our famous Carrer de Call store. What makes this store so unique is its dedication to winter footwear and high-quality leather accessories. 

     

     

    This store will, of course, be different in the products it has to offer, but like any Handmade store customers will always receive the attentive service they know and love. The good news does not stop there, as we are also able to offer all of our new products online, with free international shipping, for our customers all over the globe. 

     

    The design of this store differs from our usual design, by including darker natural colours. We have comfortable sofas for those in the group that may be tired from a long day of sightseeing, and a beautiful handmade mosaic showcasing three of Barcelona’s most recognisable landmarks. In the timeless style of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. 

     

    Some of our favourite pieces are:

     

     

    Our colourful leather shoes are handmade by master artisans in Catalunya, using high quality materials. Designed for modern men and women who value individualism. Handmade creates new styles by combining contradictory elements together: 

     

    • Traditionally Handmade with a Modern Style 
    • Luxurious Quality at an Affordable Price 
    • Elegant Materials with Playful Colours

     

     

    Mountainous shoes for adventurous individuals:

     

     

    Our new leather boots collection is designed to withstand all walks in life. All handmade by master artisans in Spain, these shoes are built to last.  Made using a mixture of materials as opposed to our usual clean and simple finish, these shoes stand out from the rest in their own modest way.

     

     

    We look forward to welcoming you in our brand new store soon. 

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