Are you sitting comfortably?
Our new sitting pads were born out of a desire to create a product that would allow our customers to sit comfortably… both at the dining room table, and in the knowledge that they’re contributing to something good.
Every one of these soft padded cushions is made of 70% recycled wool, from felt offcuts we’ve collected over the past 5 years in our Kathmandu workshop. When making our molded slippers, we’ve never thrown a wool off-cut or trimming away, and these are what make the lovely, squishy middle of our sitting pads. They’re also made by a local felting workshop in Nepal set up by one of our Kathmandu team who wanted to create more jobs and make a difference in his home village.
So, whether you use them as more support on a dining chair, at the office, as a floor cushion, or even as an extra source of softness on your sofa, you can sit comfortably on these stylish pieces knowing that you’re part of a sustainable and responsible project.
We make our felted wool sitting pads the traditional way: by hand using only 100% New Zealand wool, soap and water to give them a light, cozy feel that makes anywhere feel like home.
Much like Baabuk itself, our soft padded cushions have sustainability at their core, but with a stylish and comfortable finish. They’re created by a local Nepalese community in a felting workshop founded by one of our own Kathmandu team members who wanted to give back and bring jobs to his home village. Each sitting pad is made by hand by these craftspeople, using 100% wool to give you the quality you deserve.
Our sitting pads are made with reducing waste in mind. Specifically, with no waste at all. At our Kathmandu workshop, we’ve never thrown any of our wool waste away. When trimming our molded slippers, we’ve held on to almost 120kg of wool scraps over the past 5 years. This means that we’ve managed to create our sitting pads out of 70% recycled wool, with the soft and squishy inside solely crafted using wool offcuts.