Based in Ireland, Sampla is made up of a small group of friends that have shared interests in design, humanitarianism and the environment. Our journey started when we looked for a pair of shoes that met three simple requirements: they needed to be made using sustainable materials under ethical working conditions, have a simple elegant design and of course, they had to be affordable. We couldn’t find a shoe that met our needs so we decided to create a pair that we would appreciate ourselves.
After putting our heads together and working with amazing incredible artisans across Ireland, Portugal and Italy, we founded Sampla. Sampla is the Irish word for example. We aim to set an example by inspiring a lifestyle based on a slow consumption model, where quality comes before quantity. Ethically producing by hand, always using sustainable and innovative materials.