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OUR KNOW-HOW

Aware of the challenges of its time, PARE GABIA is committed to carefully selects sustainable materials and produces its collections with respect for ethical manufacturing. To limit our carbon footprint, we favor a short circuit production and trust factories that are located exclusively in Europe: France, Spain, Italy, Portugal.Discover the manufacturing process of our espadrilles:

1) Braiding

This is the starting point for the manufacture of our espadrilles. This step is done with jute ropes, which allows us to obtain the base of the espadrille. It usually takes five metres of braid to make a pair of PARE GABIA espadrilles.

2) Warping

Warping consists in rolling the jute braid on itself to form an oval shape. This gives the traditional shape of the sole of the espadrille.

3) Sewing the sole

In order to prevent the sole from deforming over time and to keep its original shape, it is essential to compress it with a roller. Then the braids are sewn together. This sewing stage consolidates the shape and ensures that the sole stays in place.

4) The vulcanization

Obviously, we cannot use the braid of the espadrille as the sole material for the sole of your shoe. It is therefore necessary to add a piece of rubber under the sole, using a heated press, to ensure its solidity over time. This step is called vulcanization.

5) Sewing

Now that we have our sole, let's add a little colour! Our craftsmen dress the soles in cotton canvas in the colours of the season. The heritage of this hand-sewn art is one of Pare Gabia's great fiertés and allows each pair to be singular.

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS AND CERTIFICATIONS


Approximately 75% of our collection is made from eco-friendly materials such as organic, recycled or virgin cotton, recycled polyester and fabrics made out of ocean plastic bottles. All these materials are certified by labels: Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), INESCOP Vegan, Global Recycled Standard, Avant Fiber Recycled, Seaqual initiative.

Seaqual initiative

This certification ensures that our products are environmentally friendly. It’s a community of individuals, organizations and businesses working together to help clean up our oceans and raise awareness about marine litter.

Avant fiber recycled

The AvantFiber recycled range is made of cotton and polyester from PET bottles. This range meets all legal requirements with a focus on prevention to improve our environment.

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)

This global non-profit organisation is the world's largest cotton sustainability programme. Its goal is to make global cotton production better for workers, better for the environment where it grows, and better for the industry by reducing environmental impact.

Global Recycled Standard

This label guarantees that textiles are recycled in accordance with environmental and social criteria.

INESCOP Vegan

This label certifies that the materials used in our products do not contain materials of animal origin.