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Elena Ferro

  • Shoemaker
  • Vila de Cruces, Spain
  • Master Artisan
Elena Ferro Shoemaker
Spanish, Galician
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 13:00/16:00 - 20:00, Saturday 10:30 - 13:30
+34 986583524
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Reinventing clog making

  • • Elena has adapted this popular and traditional craft to modern times
  • • She has a master’s degree in Leather Design from the Loewe Foundation
  • • Three generations of the Ferro family have worked in the workshop

Elena Ferro leads the third generation of wooden clog makers in her family. Along with her sisters, she keeps alive this artisan practice, which has always been in danger of disappearing since the industrial revolution. Her father and aunt taught her the techniques of the craft and to take pride in the work made in the family workshop. At 18, after finishing high school, she took over the workshop created by her grandfather in 1915 in the town of Merza (Pontevedra). Since then, she has been creating clogs and other leather goods with innovative designs and colours that are inspired by the nature of the Galician region. In 2019, Elena was awarded the National Craftsmanship Award for reinventing this humble footwear as a fashionable accessory.

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Penarrubia model

This width of this pair of handcrafted barefoot clogs can be adjusted with a single metal strap. The clogs are made from a combination of wood, for the base, and leather for the sole and upper side.

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Bombón bag

This classic clutch bag is handcrafted from green dyed leather. A single buckle runs down the centre of the bag, closing and opening the central pouch.

Length 28 cm
Width 8 cm
Height 22 cm

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Little Arzúa

This pair of yellow clogs for children are handcrafted from wood for the base and leather for the sole and upper part. The clogs are finished with tartan laces.

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This pair of metal strap sandals are handcrafted from a combination of wood for the base and ochre brown leather for the upper part.

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Cercio model

This pair of barefoot high heels are handcrafted with a combination of cow hair leather on the upper part and wood on the base.

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