Our Palmaira story begins back in the 1970’s when our parents honeymooned on the tiny island of Menorca and decided they wanted to put down some roots there. We grew up between London and Menorca our whole lives.
Central to this has been the Avarca sandal. Our footwear of choice from kids, to teenagers to adults. We have built sandcastles, climbed sand-dunes, partied at village fiestas, trekked the cami de cavalls , kissed our first boyfriends and dressed our own babies in trusty avarca sandals. The avarca has never let us down, year after year it has been our absolute summer essential, the go anywhere, wear with anything sandal that epitomises our connection with Menorca.
The beating heart of our company is the beautiful Island of Menorca and its lovely inhabitants. A place that we call home, and people that we call family. All Palmaira sandals are handmade by our childhood friends and neighbours to the highest standards and using the finest leathers. We design what we want to wear ourselves, no gimmicks, no fads, just products that make you look and feel good.
Palmaira has had the most amazing support from so many lovely customers in the UK and around the world and we have some really exciting times ahead, but we promise to always retain our existing values… Everything will be handmade by local workers, everything will be of the highest quality and everything will be authentic.
Lisa and Tracey