During these anxious times of COVID-19 pandemic, self-care becomes increasingly important. Rest and relaxation takes priority as we seek to find solace in these trying times.
So here are seven brands creating ethical and sustainable slippers that you’ll want to slip your feet into – and give as gifts to your friends and family for winter!
The makers of organic cotton, non-toxic and sustainable mattresses are also the people behind stylish cushioned slippers that make you feel like you’re at a five-star hotel or day spa.
Parachute slippers are designed for style and comfort, made with a blend of Oeko-Tex certified cotton and polyester and expertly crafted in Turkey. These luxurious classic slippers feature patterned terry and cushioned soles, and are the kind of quality footwear you’ll want to be seen lounging around in.
Comes in just two classic colours: mineral and stone. Prices start from US$39. Shop Parachute here.
2. Socco Designs
For modern, lust-worthy slippers, you’re gonna love these handcrafted Moroccan babouche slippers by Socco Designs. Super fashionable, these distinctive slippers are made from soft, natural suede leather, are vegetable-tanned and features a cushioned insole. Snug, stylish and all ethically handmade by Moroccan artisans using traditional techniques.
There are a range of modern colours to choose from: blush, turquoise, olive, marjorelle blue, grey, camel and charcoal. Perfect for home or yoga class.
Prices start from US$49. Shop Socco Designs here.
This B-Corp certified shoe brand has a sustainability plan to reduce its carbon footprint, improve an already transparent supply chain, source more recycled materials and sustainable fabrics and will continue to use eco-friendly packaging. For every slipper you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. That’s their One for One® business model in a nutshell.
TOMS produces a range of vegan and non-vegan slippers featuring faux fur, rubber outsoles and cotton knits.
Prices start from US$34.99. Shop TOMS slippers here.
For stylish, supportive, and sustainable indoor shoes, you can’t go past Dooeys. This new vegan label has reimagined the slipper and indoor shoe creating slipshoes™ that are ideal for modern home life.
Responsibly made in Europe and made of premium, sustainable materials such as vegan apple leather, sugarcane EVA, cork and coconut husk, Dooeys are comfortable footwear designed for everything you do at home.
Pre-order a pair of Dooeys here.
If you’re looking to bring a little hygge into your home and your feet, you’ll want a pair of Kyrgies. Handcrafted by skilled artisans in Kyrgyzstan using traditional techniques, these non-slip natural wool slippers offer comfort, coziness and feature molded arches for extra support and naturally tanned soles.
Choose from classic to bold colours and available in a range of kids and adult sizes, you’re bound to find a pair for yourself and all the people in your household.
Prices start from US$39. Shop Kyrgies here.
The epitome of slow fashion, Chilote is a certified B-Corp that produces the cosiest slippers. They are handknitted and handmade by women artisans in Patagonia, Chile using locally sourced sheep’s wool and vegetable tanned cow leather for the outsole.
A unisex style that comes in a range of sizes (including baby and toddler sizes!), these cozy slippers will eventually mold to the shape of your feet and is easily repairable.
Every purchase empowers Patagonia communities and preserves customs and traditions. Each pair also comes with a slipper repair kit to help you extend its life. Prices start from US$48 for raw wool slippers. Buy a pair of Chilote’s here.
For fair trade and eco-friendly slippers that leave your toes feeling toasty we recommend checking out Toast slippers. Featuring 100% natural, hand felted wool, suede outsole, ethically-made in a Nepalese cooperative, and available in six classic colours, your feet will feel loved as you lockdown and #StayTheFHome.
Prices start at AUD$150. Purchase a pair of Toast slippers here.
Disclosure: Prices and details are correct at time of publishing. This curated list does not fully take into account all the ethical considerations that are unique to each individual. Before making a purchase, we encourage you to do your own research paying particular attention to the supply chain and your own particular set of ethics. You can also check out online tools and apps that provide product reviews and brand ratings here. Click here to read more about our policies.
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Feature image by Socco Designs.