Slide Into Sustainability
We’re quickly finding out that what goes around comes around. So when our Swiss neighbor Pomoca—maker of legendary plush skiing skins—wanted to find a use for the unrecyclable waste we decided to combine our efforts to make one uniquely Swiss slipper.
Since the cut-offs slide on wooden floors like a pair of socks, we thought they would make fun bottoms to our slippers. The fact that they come in seven colors that we select at random makes them even more playful. A perfect example of the benefits of a circular economy, there’s nothing square about this cozy-meets-crazy collaborative footwear.
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.
Ski Felt Sole
Off-cuts upcycled and repurposed from Pomoca’s legendary skiing skins, these felt soles are as eco as they enjoyable since they slide like socks on wood floors. They 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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