These slipper boots feature inside sole padding, hardwearing suede soles and outer side slit to ankle bone for pull-on (but not fall off!) design.
It is recommended sizing up if in any doubt about sizing as the slippers are comfy with thin socks and better roomy. While the slippers will mould gently to the wearer's feet with use, their lifespan will be extended if they are not stretched. The slippers are carefully hand-felted using 100% raw sheep wool, soap and water. Wool is one of the most sustainable fabrics in existence, it is renewable and biodegradable and requires relatively little water for its production. Wool has natural antibacterial properties. Only azo-free dyes are used on the felt. The natural buffalo suede is sourced from a small family tannery in Kolkata and roadfreighted to Kathmandu in bulk. All chemicals used in the tanning process are contained and reprocessed within the water treatment facility on site.
The slippers are hand-felted by a women's co-operative in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Each piece is made around a reusable 'resist' mould and felted by hand, then felted more around reusable resin EU size 'last' to give the consistent shoe size. They are dried in the sun and the suede sole is beautifully machine-stitched into place to finish each pair.
Care instructions: Spot clean with a damp cloth. Do not submerge in water. Please treat with care. A suede brush may be useful for cleaning this product.