Have you ever seen a raffia shoe – 100% natural & handmade? Now, you can!
The raffia is a very strong textile fiber, derived from a type of palm tree, that grows in marshy environments and along rivers Seduced by the raffia, the Contre-Team decided to use this soft and solid material in order to create a unique and comfortable shoe.
We imagined and designed models with our dedicated craftmen in «
- A day of hand weaving is needed to produce a pair of raffia shoes
- The raffia, the leather as well as the dyes are entirely natural to leave the most beautiful footprint.
The added value of our products lies in the handmade production of Moroccan craftsmen. This know-how provides real traceability and quality and durability of our
Anne EPAGNEUL, Marketing Director & Partner: After doing her business school in Paris, Anne brings her commercial fiber instead of weaving her own raffia shoes!
Marouane HAIAL, Creative Designer & Partner: Marouane is a designer who, after studying in Paris, took charge the styling and the production. As a *sartorialist*, he
knows how to combine raffia and refinement!
Clément MARTIN, Sales Director & Shoe Lover: after his business school in England,Clément joined the company, and brings his energy and creativity on a daily basis
We had a double purpose in creating this brand:
- We wanted to make people re-discovering raffia, which remains a material not very used in the textile industry.
- The second objective was to highlight the work of our craftsmen and to make people realizing how unique & durable can be a handmade shoe. In a way, we would like to avoid a mass consumption by proposing an ecofriendly shoe!
The project has been launched in January 2017 and has about ten men and women models available. Shoes are sold in concept stores in France, Japan, Morocco and online.