Padraig Slippers is independently owned and operated in North Vancouver. The slippers are hand crocheted and hand dyed in small lots, insuring each pair is one of a kind. The slippers are incredibly comfortable, warm, and breathable. Padraig slippers have been a staple with us for almost 10 years, largely being a very popular baby gift of choice. Moms swear by these slippers commenting that “they stay on the baby’s feet, keep them cozy, warm and have a long life”. They come in numerous colours and sizes. If you haven’t tried these slippers, I am confident they will be the only slipper you ever own again.
Padraig Mission Statement
To produce original quality products made by skilled artisans, using natural materials while accepting the importance of both the community and the environment.
Padraig slippers are made with 100% pure wool and natural leather, and are surprisingly easy to care for. Wool and sheepskin will not hold odors like most synthetics; when needed, the occasional wash will also help retain the original shape and tightness of your slippers. Simply drop them in a washing machine on a short gentle cycle in warm water using mild soap. Make sure to put them in with other similar coloured items, like towels (nothing with a zipper of velcro), to avoid too much agitation and abrasion from the machine. Do NOT machine dry, best to let them air dry in the shade.
The Life of Slipper
Padraig slippers will go through a natural phase of ‘pilling’ after a few weeks. With continued wear or after washing, these pills will disappear on their own. Over time, the fleece on the sheepskin in-soles will first compact and then eventually wear off. Its life depends on the frequency and type of wear; a good fit is important, as foot movement inside the slipper will quicken the process.