We pay particular attention to the selection of our materials to guarantee quality and eco-responsibility.
Our wool, although “virgin”, is effectively recycled wool. We get our supplies in Ardèche from a Scop which has developed a method to recycle the short fibers of wool. In a wool production after shearing, there is about 30% of loss because the production is split between long fibers and short fibers. Long fibers are used for the textile industry. The unusable short fibers are most often destroyed.
Our partner and ourselves intervene at this time. Thanks to an ingenious and old system our partner recovers fibers intended to be destroyed to make wool felt which we use to make our slippers warm and comfortable.
It's real recycling, giving new life to a product destined to be destroyed "circular economy".
Wool, a renewable material with incredible thermal qualities, provides coolness in summer and insulation from the cold in winter. We only use for the upper and the inside of the soles, short fibers which are not generally used in the manufacture and destroyed... Go on recycle!
The comfort foam used under the heel, which makes our slipper + durable, is sourced from mattress industry scraps. We recovered these "offcuts" of foam productions, and we asked the manufacturer to invent a skilful mix with all these pieces: the aglomerado was born... Go on recycle!
Our outsole is made from recycled PET. Recycled PET is obtained by recycling plastic bottles and transforming them into a yarn and then into felt (for our sole), we consider recycled PET as a material that is part of a “responsible fashion” approach and circular economy.
Our Italian partner provides us with this magnificent recycled felt. This PET requires much less energy in the manufacture of the finished product, for example our sole. Go on recycle!
The life of Caussün does not end with its first use: at the end of its life, the wool parts, upper (upper part) and insole will be candidates for compost after being separated from the PET outsole. This part of the slipper therefore becomes a potential customer for the compost. This compost can be used for the development of various plants and will avoid the production of waste. These are untreated raw materials without any harmful substances that will be assimilated into the soil via biodegradation.
Rich in nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus or potassium, wool will improve soil fertilization and thus strengthen the life that develops there. This part can also be used to cover your outdoor plants in pots and protect them from the cold.