Snugs Sheepskin Slippers
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Nature Shop are stockists of premium quality sheepskin slippers from Snugs that are hand crafted and hand sewn in Portugal.
Produced using only the best quality Portuguese sheepskins, our selection of sheepskin slippers will provide your feet with superb warmth and luxurious comfort.
Snugs are produced by a small family run company in Alcanena, Portugal, which is the main hub of the tanning industry in Portugal.
All Snugs Slippers that Nature Shop stock have been vegetable tanned, which means natural organic tannins have been used throughout the tanning process (treatment) of the skins. These (veggie) tannin compounds are found in many species of plants and have less of an impact on the environment than chrome and synthetic tannins.
The sheepskins used are from a Merino breed that have thrived in Portugal for centuries.
The sheep are grazed naturally on large open farms and roam freely, moving within flocks from pasture to pasture.
Why wear Sheepskin Slippers?
Sheepskin slippers have been footwear favourites for years and years and aside from being exceptionally comfortable - they provide numerous other benefits.
Sheepskin has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes as it has been proven to be hypoallergenic and can help with poor circulation, skin problems and other ailments.
Sheepskin contains lanolin which soothes the skin and promotes healing. It also has anti-bacterial properties which assist in keeping your slippers odour free and able to be worn without socks.
Sheepskin is extremely insulating, which makes sheepskin slippers the ideal choice for keeping your feet warm and comfortable during a long, cold winter. Choosing natural fibres over synthetic fibres is beneficial in terms of warmth, comfort, medicinal factors and sheepskin is also resistant to flame and static electricity.
How to care for your sheepskin slippers.
Snugs Environmental Credentials
Nature Shop are proud to say that Snugs are produced by a small family owned and operated business, that is run by a husband and wife team including 20 craftspeople. They started small in 2001, just the two of them, part time, creating slippers and selling them in local markets and to tourists.
Their popularity grew and so did their company, now to the point they are producing and selling slippers throughout Europe!
Nature Shop like the environmental ethics of this company. Their products are manufactured to a high standard in a factory where environmental issues are at the forefront. They have solar panels working to generate energy for not only them, but creating more for the national grid. Their buildings have been built with extra insulation, to enable them to conserve heat and keep the usage of energy down.
All Snugs slippers are packaged in recyclable plastic bags.
The tanning factory used to tanned the skins is also a small, family run business.
In Alcanena they have a Water Environmental System in place, which is a waste water treatment plant that recycles all the water from the Tanneries. It is a single processing plant that purifies and recycles the water and wastage from the tanneries, to then be released and used again.
With the Portuguese tanning industry facing a significant challenge to manage a process that consumes high levels of water, the tanners have adopted processes where they can reuse this water and limit the impact they have on their local environment.
Every Tannery in Alcanena uses this Waste Water Treatment Plant, except one, which has it's own WWTP attached to its factory.
The Portuguese are becoming more and more aware of environmental issues and continuously work towards putting in place instrumental procedures to lesson the impact on their environment and communities.
Our Snugs Slipper's Names
We have recently renamed and relaunched our Snugs Slippers and we wanted a theme that would be inspiring and relevant to the outdoors and nature.
What better names to choose than the 'Magnificent Mountains' we have on this planet. We hope you also like our choice of theme for our Snugs Slippers and as we add to our collection, our selection of names will grow. We aim to have more slippers on our site very soon!
The collection we have so far:
- Nevis - Named after Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in The British Isles, standing in Scotland at 4409ft.
- Snowdon - After Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, standing at 3566ft.
- Casse - Named after Grande Casse, the highest mountain in the Vanoise Masseif in the Graian Alps in France, standing at 12,648ft.
- Etna - Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy, is the highest mountain in Southern Italy and the tallest active volcano in Europe, standing at 10,922ft.
- McKinley - Named after Mount McKinley - also one of the 7 summits and the highest mountain in North America, standing in Alaska at 20,320ft.
- Annapurna - Is one of the 8 thousanders (over 8000 metres) and number 10th highest mountain in the world. This mountain is in Nepal and stands at 8091 metres.
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