SINGULAR MEETS SUSTAINABLE
We wanted to make slippers that weren't just comfortable for people to wear, but that we were also comfortable putting out into the world. That meant trying our hardest to make them in the most responsible way possible.
This starts with the wool - a long-lasting and renewable resource. Then we hand-make these products using the traditional art form of wool felting; a technique considered by many to be the oldest textile in the world that uses only water and soap. Since every one of our skilled artisans has their own process, each slipper they create has a unique look and feel. Every pair is finished with natural latex soles and glue sustainably harvested from rubber trees to make these shoes eco-friendly from top to bottom.
We make our felted wool slippers the traditional way: by hand using only 100% New Zealand wool, soap and water to give them a light, cozy feel that makes anywhere you wear them feel like home. The more you wear them the more they mold to your feet to give you an individual fit that’s as personal as our time-honored manufacturing process signified by the red knots on the label that are hand-stitched by expert artisans.
Made from wool felt for added durability, these insoles are also padded for extra comfort and removable for convenience. Wool’s natural moisture wicking and anti-microbial qualities reduce sweat and odor and keep your feet feeling fresh wear after wear.
Harvested from rubber trees, the latex in these soles and the glue that holds them on is a renewable material known for its pliability, resilience and grip. The soles are hand-sewn along the edge of the slippers to withstand wear and tear and avoid uncomfortable seams for maximum longevity and comfort.
How do I wash and clean my Baabuk Slippers?
We do not recommend using the washing machine for our slippers. Washing machines, aggressive soaps, and chemicals/alcohols may cause the natural soles to melt. We recommend cleaning with a damp cloth. You can clean the surface of the slippers to remove the dirt and dust. Do not put slippers near any heat source to dry. Doing so may damage the natural latex sole.
For more information on how to clean the soles of your slippers, please refer to this video
What if the slippers gets wet?
If your Baabuk slippers have gotten wet, simply remove and dry at room temperature. Avoid putting them in a dryer. The wool will not get damaged by water and will not shrink, as the raw material has already been washed and felted.
Can slippers be worn without insoles? How often should I replace slipper insoles?
Wool insoles are added to BAABUK slippers for added comfort and durability, however they are not required. All slipper styles can be worn without insoles. If you choose to wear your slippers with insoles, the insoles may need to be replaced after prolonged usage. Replacement insoles are available here.
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