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Keep your feet looking cool and feeling fresh in a handmade pair of customized espadrille mules. Stitched by hand at the Contrado studio, this fashionable footwear is unisex and a must-have for every summer wardrobe. Your new canvas espadrilles feature a woven jute sole, which gives them that classic espadrille finish. Your artwork is printed onto comfortable and durable Portobello canvas, before stitching it onto the jute sole. A beautifully soft and supple porcine lining completes your espadrille slide, and you're ready to step out in style. Wholesale discounts are available with no minimum order.
Create a bespoke pair of espadrille mules using your very own artwork. At Contrado, you can become a footwear designer in minutes, thanks to our unique online design platform. Upload artwork, illustrations, photography, text and anything else, and make a pair of custom espadrille slides like you have never seen before. These chic shoes are handmade and feature a classic woven jute sole. Your designs are printed onto durable canvas fabric before lining them with super soft and supple porcine leather. It has never been easier to embrace personal style, and these canvas espadrilles for men or women are a great first step.
Custom Espadrille Mules Handmade
Your new shoes are not just "made", they are crafted. Our skilled teams of technicians, artisans, shoemakers, and designers work together to create a bespoke shoe that will make you stand out from the crowd. The materials we use to make your shoes are chosen very carefully. Your artwork is printed on Portobello canvas, a hard wearing yet soft fabric that has brilliant print details and beautiful color representation. The lining of your customized slip on espadrilles is made from porcine leather. It is buttery soft, breathable and moisture-wicking, making it ideal for hot and humid days. Finally, we add the jute sole. Stitched by hand in Spain, we bond and then stitch it to the canvas body.
Style it with
Take a cool and comfortable walk in your new pair of super stylish espadrille mules. When the summer sun hits, it's time to to scrub up your feet and step out in a pair of fashionable sandals. These espadrilles are the perfect summer shoe, and can be worn with a whole host of different looks. Their unisex style means they can be worn by both men and women. For guys, team your sliders with a pair of loose fit denim jeans and a short sleeve shirt worn open over a tank top. This laid back look can be topped off with a fedora and a pair of sunglasses. For girls, slip your sliders on with a sexy maxi dress and an oversized straw hat. This is an easy yet statement look that will carry you through all the way to autumn.
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Step out in a pair of custom mule sandals handmade especially for you. Our artisans use the finest materials to ensure you receive a shoe that is worthy of your style. The rubberized sole is bonded to natural woven jute, stitched by hand in Spain. Your designs are printed onto our Portobello canvas fabric, which shows colors and details beautifully. The lining is made from soft porcine leather.
Who can wear these canvas espadrilles?
Our canvas and leather espadrilles for men or women are completely unisex, meaning anyone can wear them. Style isn't limited by gender, and neither are our slides. At the moment, they are available in European sizes 37 - 42, so anyone within those sizes can design and wear their own pair of custom made sandals. Simply design them to suit your style and personality and rock them wherever you go.
Are they comfortable to wear?
Your custom mules are so comfortable to wear that you will never want to take them off. The natural jute sole feels soft and textured under your feet, giving you comfort and support. The inner lining of the canvas upper is made from porcine leather. This particular leather is very soft and supple. It is also breathable and moisture-wicking, making it a pleasure to wear in the summer months.
Browse Designer Espadrille Sandals
Give your summer look a bit of an update with these beautiful espadrille mules. A classic sandal with an espadrille twist, printed with original artwork from our #ContradoCreatives.
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What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi; this means that no resizing of your file occurs, preventing any interpolation. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change color using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.
How will my image scale?
When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the ‘Product Image’ tab, the displayed dimensions under ‘Print Size’ will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.
Which color model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
We advise providing images in the RGB color space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best color results. What does this mean? In your editing software, choose RGB as the working space and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
For most of our fabrics there is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 10 yds max to visualize the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, increase the quantity (x2 for 20 yds or x4 for 40 yds for e.g.) and then you can order as much as you'd like, with abuilt in automatic volume discount too. The maximum print width of each fabric can be found on the individual fabric pages or in our design interface.
Do I need to incorporate white space within my design if I want a border or some cutting space?
Yes, that might help you! Always incorporate any extra space or borders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 0.2" white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.
What is crocking and why might it occur?
Crocking, which is fading along the creases, often after washing or heavy use, occurs when you digitally print on natural fabrics - more so when dark or dense colors are used. It can be minimized by using a cool hand wash instead of machine washing as the tumbling of the machine is the main cause of this. To avoid entirely, we would advise using a poly fabric.
Why do the colors appear lighter on organic fabrics?
Our organic fabrics do not have any coatings that the non-organic fabrics have. This means the ink absorbs into the fibers, reducing the color strength slightly (by approx. -40%). For super strong colors we recommend a non-organic natural fabric.
Do you print on fabric a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation transfer paper to order, and if you have access to a heat press you can press your own fabrics easily.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colors and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
What is the situation with material shrinkage?
Just like many fabric printing processes, there is the potential for shrinkage. Depending on the fabric, please expect and allow between 2-8% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions. This percentage can vary from print run to print run and between fabrics, so we would advise to order a little more material than you require for your project.
Can I print on both sides of the fabric?
We do not offer printing on both sides of the fabric, as a lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent. As the customer, you can consider the effect of printing on both sides one of our fabrics and contact us, and we will get back to you if it's feasible.
Can I order labels in another fabric? Will you cut them like you do with the normal fabric labels?
At the moment no, our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now, this is the best choice. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into label format.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colors and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Why are there slight color differences between my orders?
We work at improving our color profiles all the time. Though rare, it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight color differences, this is normal and part of the process when we are constantly improving. It is extremely unlikely that there will be a huge difference (like orange instead of red for example). Please bear in mind such color variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric. This is due to the construction of the materials as well as the print methods that have to be altered slightly for more delicate, natural textiles.
Sizing For Hemming And Shrinkage
We have a full Cut & Sew service here at Contrado, and are able to hem your fabric prints for a small additional charge. We create a small one- or two-fold hem that typically uses 0.2" to 0.75" (5-20mm) of material, depending on the thickness of the fabric. So, for example, if you want a finished piece of fabric that measures 39.37" x 39.37", you will need to order a size of 39.96" x 39.96" to allow for the hem (on top of that please also allow for shrinkage of min 2%). The thicker the fabric, the bigger the hem will be. You can choose to have your prints hemmed with either Black or White thread. On our silk and other light woven fabrics, one hemmed edge will be straight (vertically down the roll) and the other will be slightly rippled. The hemming material allowances are as follows and you need to make your print bigger to accommodate the hem:
Light Fabrics (0.59oz-2.95oz): For silks and other light fabrics, we use 0.24" - 0.32" / 6mm-8mm in the hem (2 fold), so overall width/height will be minus 0.48"-0.56""/ 12-16mm
Medium Fabrics (2.98oz-5.90oz): For medium-weight fabrics that fray, we use 0.5 - 0.75" / 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 1.4" - 1.6" / 35-40mm
Stiff/Heavy/No-fray fabrics: we use 0.5 - 0.75" / 15-20mm in the hem (1 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 1.5" / 35-40mm
All of these measurements are approximate and can vary. Including with shrinkage, it can mean a fairly significant difference to ordered dimensions, so please plan your print accordingly. Depending on how open the weave is, our fabric can shrink anywhere from 2% to 8% with the average being 2.5%.
How Would you Like the Edge?
We have four finishing options for your fabric order:
As it comes. We cut around your image, leaving a simply scissor cut, perhaps uneven white fabric border.
Hem with thread. We can hem your fabric with a choice of black or white thread. Please allow 1-2 days additional production time. See below for information on how hemming affects the size of your print. We offer an overlock hem, as well as a folded hem (one or two fold depending on the fabric) however not all fabrics are suited to both hem types. If you can see both options, it means both are suitable, and you will be able to choose whichever you prefer.
Cut on the line. We will cut neatly on the edge of your design. This means that if you have a border around your design we will cut around that border, if your design takes the whole space of the fabric, then we will neatly cut around the edge of that image. Please be aware, when we cut along the line, we have to cut against the grain of the fabric. This is the standard procedure for fabric cutting. This means that with some fabrics, for example, Georgette and Mulmul, which have a slight wave in them, some fraying will occur. This is unavoidable, as the cut follows the grain of the textile.
All of our fabrics are cut manually by hand, with the utmost care and attention. If your fabric has a slightly uneven look on the edges or a touch of fraying, this does not indicate a flaw in the textile. It is not always possible to achieve a perfectly straight cut with certain fabrics, so please do bare this in mind when it comes to your design. If you have any queries or would like to know about our cutting methods in more detail, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to discuss them with you.
Please note: As we make everything by hand, all sizes may vary slightly.
For further information about our fabrics see our FAQs.
Delivery Time & Costs
At Contrado, we personally commit to our customer satisfaction with a wide product selection hand-made in our premises, a great quality, dedicated service as well as fast delivery
Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).
We print and make everything in-house
Low shipping fees
Express shipping available
If you need peace of mind or are in a rush, use our tracked 1-2 working day delivery service (after manufacturing time)
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. Since 2003, we have printed and hand-made countless personalized products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Here is how it works. We first hand-make your item on average within 1-3 days depending on the product manufacturing timeline and quantities. After production time, we ship your order so you can receive it very quickly, subject to the delivery type you select in your basket. You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.