Bosabo was created by the family Audouin in the west of France. In 1890, great-grandfather Emile would criss-cross the tracks around the Mauges region of France, carrying his bag on his back. He travelled from farm to farm. Armed with his cleaver, gimlets and carving gouges, he shaped, hollowed and polished until the contours of the indispensable clog emerged from the freshly fallen tree.
Few decades later, the family began a new chapter in the family history by opening a workshop in Montigné-sur-Moine, on the edge of the vineyards around Nantes. More importantly, he updated the look of the clog by adding a leather upper to the traditional wooden sole, similar to Swedish clogs.
In the early 1990s, the company began to exhibit at international trade fairs to expand the fashionable side of the range. With patent red leather, imitation leopard skin and high heels, their clogs featured a wide range of styles and materials in increasingly eclectic designs.
Entirely designed, developed and produced in western France, the Bosabo range combines traditional workmanship with a desire to support local expertise.