We come from a land soaked in sunlight, tinted by the green of olive trees. Land of light and shadow, full of contrast.
Craftsmen since 1877.
Towards the end of the 19th century, Antonio Fluxá brought together a group of artisans in Inca, a small town in Mallorca, where he established a workshop to produce high quality footwear.
Years later, he imported the first Goodyear welting machines from England to industrialise the process. The Goodyear welt is considered the best system for manufacturing quality and durability.
Today, 139 years later, the fourth generation of the family continues to uphold this commitment to excellence. Cartujano blends this legacy with a rich fusion of art, culture and history creating timeless pieces that are unique.
Spanish Contemporary Craftmanship.
Each village, with its own unique community and culture possesses a secret and specialist knowledge embedded in the work of its local artisans.
Cartujano defends the survival of these authentic crafts and skills. All Cartujano products are made in Spain, forged by generations of tradition. The result reveals the beauty of excellence, combining design and new techniques to create contemporary products.
Respect for tradition, passion for quality and beauty are present in every piece within the collection.
One of the most highly regarded techniques for the manufacture of shoes, used for more than a century. The process, of more than 150 steps, consists of a double stitching which bonds the leather with the insole to the sole, to provide an unsurpassable durability that exceeds that of conventional shoe construction. Double stitching also provides added comfort and isolation as the natural cork layer, characteristic in this method, molds to the insole and, in time, is shaped by the foot.
The White Town of Andalusia.
In the heart of Andalusia lies the white village of Ubrique, where the bags of Cartujano were first conceived. A trinity of elements; water, chalk and cork, cultivated the development of tanneries by Roman and Arab settlers. Centuries on, artisans continue to give life to refined and flawless leather goods.