Espadrilles name is delivered from 'esparto' which is a kind of plant and it was made hand made. Nowadays we are used cotton but thousand of years ago clothes were of woven fabric.
In the beginning of 19th century the espadrilles were worn by military soldiers and in 1880, they started to sell in large quantities to the mineworkers in north France. The export in South Africa started around 1880.
Something that really got my attention is the fact that during the week people wore black espadrilles where on Sundays they preferred natural colors.
During the last few years people seem to prefer espadrilles again...
Stella McCartney /Neon mesh espadrilles €195
Tory Burch billie Espadrille
Stella McCartney / Zebra -print woven espadrilles €195
Valentino / Chantilly lace and mesh espadrilles €340
Stella McCartney / Faux leather and mesh wedge espadrilles €265
Tory Burch beacher Espadrille