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Penelope Chilvers Espadrilles

Bee Haywood from the marketing team lets us know where she’ll be buying her shoes from this summer…

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We are nearly into May and it’s time to get out the summer wardrobe – hurray. Away go the fur-lined boots and out come the flip flops, pretty sandals and of course the espadrilles. When you are thinking about what to pack for your summer vacation, take a look at the lovely range of flat and wedge espadrilles by Penelope Chilvers. It combines contemporary, fashion-led design with enduring style and traditional craftsmanship.

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Did you know espadrilles were originally worn by peasants in the fields in hot countries like Spain and France! Penelope Chilvers espadrilles are actually made using traditional Catalan methods of construction and she insists on using 100% natural materials of the highest quality – all the summer espadrilles are authentically made using natural jute. They are made in a small family run factory in Spain and Penelope’s passion in local sourcing and protecting local industry is what keeps the brand so authentic. The utmost importance is given to building long-lasting relationships with factories and suppliers and fair wages and good working conditions are a minimum requirement.

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So which ones to choose? For the ultimate in understated elegance invest in the Scoop Wedge espadrille or for a beach boho vibe, slip into some of the metallic flats. The collection also now features a new Peep Toe wedge and a pretty round-toed Mary Jane or if you are looking for vacation essentials, choose the simple hand-stitched flat espadrille or canvas Nonno loafer on a jute base.

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Her designs can be purchased directly from the Penelope Chilvers online boutique, their new shop on Ledbury Road and from fashion stores and boutiques in over 17 countries worldwide including Selfridges, Liberty and Harrods in London.

Penelope Chilvers is doing a flash sale this Easter weekend… just enter EASTER14 at the online checkout to receive 20% off your order.

 Offer ends Monday 21 April midnight, GMT.

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