How to clean my jute espadrilles?

The vast majority of Abarca Shoes' handmade espadrilles are made from jute and , being an ecological material, it requires special care.

Here are some tips on how you should clean both the sole and the upper part of the jute espadrille in different steps.

Discover all the steps to keep your handmade jute espadrilles clean!

Aspects that you should take into account to clean your jute espadrilles

Shoes made with esparto or jute soles , as is the case with the handmade espadrilles from Abarca Shoes , should not be put in the washing machine under any circumstances.

In this case, the material of the esparto or jute sole can be totally decomposed, since the jute threads with which our models are made would be untwisted.

In the event of an accident, if the handmade jute espadrilles from Abarca Shoes have gotten wet, it is advisable to let them dry in the sun , without applying any type of artificial or chemical drying , so that little by little they recover their shape.

The water causes in the jute sole, apart from the risk of dismemberment, that the espadrille is left with a bad smell due to humidity, an odor that can remain attached to the shoe for life .

In short, never put jute-soled espadrilles in the washing machine.

Tips for cleaning jute-soled espadrilles

Once we have clarified these basic concepts, we are going to give you a series of tips and recommendations for cleaning your jute espadrilles from Abarca Shoes .

Obviously, since the washing machine is not an option that we can contemplate, cleaning must be done by hand, through a very simple and simple process that we can do at home.

Remove dust or dirt from the sole

For this we will use a dry cotton cloth with which we can quickly clean the most superficial dirt.

Prepare all the elements for cleaning the jute espadrilles

You should use a small container, a mixture that contains two glasses of water with a tablespoon of mild detergent . You can also use a detergent that we use to clean the dishes regularly .

Stir the mixture well and with this we will obtain a mixture or soapy solution with which we can remove all kinds of stains from our jute sole .

Grab a toothbrush and dip the bristles into our soapy mix

For this you should gently rub the brush on the surface of the sole. It is important that you do this carefully because if you apply too much force, you can untwist the jute strands and ruin the espadrilles.

With these techniques you will see how the dirt that accumulates on the jute sole disappears without problems.

In the event, for example, that the stains on your sole are mud , again we recommend that you let the sole dry in the sun, and once the mud is dry, you can remove it with this tip.

It is essential that you never apply the toothbrush with the soapy water on the sole, if the mud is still wet, because in that case you will cause it to penetrate the jute threads more intensely.

The 5 best steps to clean the upper fabric of the espadrille

To clean the upper part of the shoe , that is, the fabric of the espadrille, you can follow these tips that are also very simple.

Clean espadrille with canvas upper fabric

Once you have cleaned the jute sole, now it is time to clean the upper part of the shoe. If your model is made with canvas , you must follow these instructions.

  1. Prepare again a bowl with soapy water . For this use two glasses of water and a tablespoon of mild detergent.

  2. Use a cotton cloth instead of the toothbrush we used for the sole

  3. Wet a small end of the cloth and apply it directly to the canvas, wiping and rubbing gently , describing circles.

  4. Take another different cotton cloth, slightly damp, to rinse and remove the applied soap .

  5. Let air dry

Clean espadrille with leather upper fabric

If, on the other hand, the fabric of your espadrille is made of leather , we advise you to buy a specialized leather cleaning kit , which you can find in most high-end shoe stores.

Once you have purchased it, follow these simple steps.

  1. Read the instructions of the purchased product well, to know the amount of product you should use.

  2. Take a cloth or microfiber cloth , which you can buy at any supermarket.

  3. Rub gently in circular motions

  4. Never use water , in this case, just use the product from the leather cleaning kit. Since water can spoil the fabric and the properties of the skin.

The handmade espadrilles from Abarca Shoes

Have these simple tips helped you to clean your espadrilles and keep them always clean and in good condition ? If you comply with it, they will remain in perfect condition as the first day.

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