6 Best Sustainable Slippers
My inner grandma gets very excited when (sustainable) slippers season comes around. Comfort is high on my list of style priorities, but especially when I’m working from home I want that feel good factor that comfort and style combined give me. Working online, I basically live in my slippers, so I wanna really love them!
I recently needed to replace my old loveworn slippers and I wanted two new pairs…One lightweight and small enough for travel packing and pretty enough to want to wear when friends pop over..and another heavier weight winter pair that has an outdoors style and solid enough sole to go fetch firewood, nip to the shop or even do the school run.
Here’s the sustainable slippers brands I discovered that really caught my eye. Most of these offer 10% off your first order when you join their mailing list. They also make great Xmas gifts 😉 x
These are the lightweight ones I bought for indoors and travel and that I gifted to friends. I flippin’ LOVE these slippers! The wool felt with folk style embroidery, fabulous colours and cute quirky style. They are also super comfy, ethical and sustainably made using craft techniques that have been handed down from generation to generation.
Onaie is a Polish brand that also makes a range of sheepskin slippers exclusively from Polish sheep and always a by-product. Their website states “under normal conditions, these skins would be considered waste, but our craftswoman buy them and transform them into naturally warm, handmade footwear that is bespoke and irresistibly luxurious.
Check out their website here for loads of beautiful options including great kids and men’s styles.
Camper make these really fun totally sustainable ‘Wabi Slippers´ in recycled cotton with rubber outsoles and removable EVA insoles. They come in lots of funky colours and prints, with options to customise the upper, border and outsole and a 2 year guarantee.
They say “Our iconic Wabi slippers are inspired by Japanese minimalism. Made with the idea of keeping components and production processes to a minimum, these slippers continue to redefine indoor comfort more than twenty years after their debut with soft cushioning and a cozy feel.”
Shop here for £75. Free shipping and climate neutral express delivery.
Giesswein is a third generation family business making sustainably since 1954. Their slippers are 100% virgin wool with a natural rubber anti-slip sole and are machine washable. Their dyes are also completely chemical free. I particularly liked the Kalbach boot slippers as the sole and bootie style could easily be worn outside and the Woolpopshave such fun colourful soles.
Shop here your favourite pair.
I love these minimal cozy handmade Danish slippers made from 100% pure new wool. They are designed to keep your feet warm and allow your feet to breathe and they contain Lanolin which makes them resistant to moisture, grime and odour. These slippers are ethically made by hand in Nepal by skilled craftswomen. Fair trade certified and machine washable. Each pair takes time and skill to make. As such, each employee can only make 2 pairs of shoes a day, so it’s definitely a case of quality over quantity. I love the beautiful colour palette and minimal style.
Egos Wool Slippers – shop on Lotta’s Shop.
These cosy slippers produced in Spain are made of at least two plastic bottles that have been retrieved from the ocean. This comfortable and light fabric, which is used in both the upper and lining for the slippers is certified 100% recycled by the Global Recycle Standard. The non-slip sole is natural rubber. I love their range of colours, prints and trims and the thought that has gone into making them.
Gumbies are an Australian adventure brand making slippers from recycled materials for life indoors and out. Their slippers use traditional felt making techniques but with an Eco twist by using PET yarn made from recycled plastic bottles. When you buy this product, ocean-bound plastic will be collected on your behalf in either Africa or South East Asia, providing crucial income to local waste pickers living in disadvantaged communities.
The Brumby is inspired by the iconic Australian elastic sided work boots worn by Aussies just about everywhere and used for everything. It’s a do-it-all slipper, whether you’re working from home, doing the school run, nipping to the corner shop or off camping, indoors or out, rain or shine, snow or carpet, the Brumby Slipper boots have you covered! These and the Thredbo slipper boots are my go-anywhere faves! They come in a selection of neutral colours.
I hope you get plenty of ideas from this selection of sustainable slippers. Given how much wear slippers get over so many years, any of these is a great value investment, made only better by the long-term thought that has gone in the making of each pair.
I’d love to know which are your favourites.