Castañer y la Barraquer Foundation They have submitted their Sandal and bag Solidarity, both of them designed by Cristina Castaner in order to raise funds for humanitarian work since 10 years makes the Barraquer Foundation.
Lovers of comfort, the informal style, the distinctive design signature Castañer and especially those that are committed to solidarity and the work of an organization like the Barraquer Foundation, they can put on from now with this exclusive model and combine it with the Solidarity Bag, purchase in the usual outlets of the firm. With a retail price of 39 € for espadrilles and 39 € for bag, el 100% of each sale will go entirely intended Barraquer Foundation, an entity that in its 10 years of life He has made a total of 49 care expeditions to different parts of Africa and Asia, more than 3.000 operations and 20.000 visitas.Cristina Castaner, designer shoes and accessories and Dr. Elena Barraquer, Vice President of the Foundation, They were in charge of revealing the image of this new model
The origin dates back to Castaner 1776, when the first family alpargatero born, Rafael Castañer. The present company, evolution of his small workshop, It was founded in 1927 by Luis Castañer and his cousin Thomas Serra. In the late 60, and now with the next generation – Lorenzo and Isabel Castaner – commanding, and at a fair in Paris, Yves Saint Laurent know, commissioning them the first espadrille wedge history. This innovation marked the launch of the brand, when converting a peasant espadrille into an article of moda and luxury compatible with the catwalk. Castañer has seduced since other houses forefront of international prestige.
About the Foundation Barraquer
The Barraquer Foundation was created in 2003 to contribute to the development of ophthalmology and make it universal in its welfare aspect. The main objective of the Foundation is to dispense Barraquer eye care to patients without resources, in the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre in Barcelona and in depressed areas of developing countries. The other pillars of the Foundation are: training of health personnel; support for ophthalmic investigations; and social awareness in favor of eye donation.