Now that the nights are drawing in and winter has begun, it is time to snuggle up and get cozy, and what better way to keep your feet warm than with a pair of sustainable slippers.
Slipper designs range from house shoes with outdoor soles to slippers that are more like socks.
Slipper brands with eco-friendly practices, made from organic cotton or wool, and artisan-made products are a good place to start.
Eco Friendly Wool Slippers
Natural wool is a wonderful material to keep your feet cozy and warm this winter. Sheep wool is naturally warm and moisture wicking to keep your feet cozy and dry, and merino wool is incredibly soft.
Hand-felted wool slippers 100% wool, with a hand-sewn natural rubber non-slip sole. Keep your feet cozy in style with these Swiss designed slippers.
Glerups is a Danish company producing felted wool slippers and shoes. They uppers are 100% natural wool, and the soles are either semi-vegetable tanned calfskin or natural rubber.
These handmade slippers are knitted from 100% Icelandic wool. They are more like socks than some of the slippers in this list, and fold down really small, so are great for travel.
Slippers made from recycled materials
There are many fabrics being produced these days made from recycled plastics (such as from recycled plastic bottles) rather than virgin plastic.
Each pair of Gumbies slippers uses 8 recycled plastic bottles. They are also machine washable and completely vegan.
These slippers are made from 100% recycled wool or synthetic yarn. The nitted upper is made from recycled apparel yarns giving these slippers a beautiful individual appearance.
Organic Cotton Slippers
Organic cotton is is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment.
These slippers are made from 100% cotton - fleece on the inside, jersy
on the outside, and have a natural latex sole. They are elastic-free and