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BULK PURCHASE TERMS
Perhaps you're looking for stock for a boutique, or some other registered small business?

We handle orders from large corporations, but we also offer competitive prices for smaller enterprises.

Whatever the size of your bulk order, please contact us to negotiate a price for any of our products. Mix and match items and styles as much as you like.
PEOPLE SAY NICE THINGS ABOUT US

Here are some of the most recent comments

Pepita C from Seaton in Devon bought two pairs of espadrilles and two lined berets on 6th Oct 2008.
Doug C. from Loughborough bought some stripey espadrilles on 5th February 2008.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1 What do you call the little thing that sticks up in the middle of a beret?
2 Do you sell espadrilles and berets to countries outside the EU such as the US or Australia and if so how long does it take from the time you post them?
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WHERE DID ESPADRILLES REALLY COME FROM?

In the XIIIth century, espadrilles were already used as footwear for the King of Aragon's footsolidiers. They were hand made, with soles of esparto or other grass rope. The uppers were of fabric woven from flax, (not cotton in those days!). Pitch was used to protect undersides of the soles.

By the XVIIIth century, the town of Mauléon, in the viscounty of Soule (now part of Pyrénées-Atlantique) was a centre for the manufacture of espadrilles. They were still hand made, by craftsmen working from home.

In the early XIXth century, Mauléon started collecting and selling the craftsmen's output in quantity. By 1880, more and more espadrilles were made in factories.

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