Designed in Mallorca, Spain
Handmade Jute shoes designed by Irene Peukes for Pla. Made in part by craftswomen in Bangladesh through Caritas, an international development charity. With incredible skill and care, each shoe is woven from a single jute braid. Each turn of the braid is woven to the shoe's cotton lining for a comfortable fit.
Once the work of the craftswomen is complete, the shoes are soled by shoemakers in Mallorca with a thick layer of fabric and another of natural crepe to help cushion the foot as much as possible.
Irene travels regularly to Bangladesh to fine-tune details and ensure a quality finished product with her team. In addition to being a resistant and sustainable material, jute is of vital economic importance to many local communities in Bangladesh. Pla works to support local industry and provide the women of these communities fair employment.
Note: Suitable for outdoor wear, but avoid wearing in the rain.
Sizing: To choose your shoe size you must consider the length and the width of your foot. The lasts of our shoes are standard. In the length indicated in the jute shoes, it is expected that there should be a few millimetres of clearance. For example, if your size is 38, in 24.3 cm it is expected that it will be about 2 mm long. In the Bonanova style, if your foot is narrow, the foot will feel a little bit looser inside of the shoe because of the low-cut of the design. If the foot is a little bit wide and it feels tight, by using it (as jute is a flexible fiber) it will adapt to your feet. If the length of the shoe is between two sizes, the right one will be the smallest.
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UK VAT CHANGES
Starting from 1 January 2021 the UK VAT amount will be deducted from orders to EU countries. The final price during checkout will reflect the correct VAT rate for the destination country of your order.