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% 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 destined 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".
Linen, an hypoallergenic textile with thermal qualities, brings freshness in summer and insulation from the cold in winter. Of natural origin, renewable and produced using environmentally friendly production methods, the cultivation of flax requires little water and no pesticides.
A true thermal regulator, linen ensures freshness in summer and warmth in winter. The transformation from plant to fiber is a sequence of natural and mechanical operations. No chemical transformation is necessary.
Our sole 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), recycled PET is considered a material for responsible fashion because it is part of a responsible approach and of circular economy.
Our Italian partner provides us with this magnificent recycled felt. Recycled PET requires much less energy in the manufacture of the finished product, for example our sole. This is what we were looking for.
An ecological revolution and true responsible design
The life of the pantouflebio does not end with its first use: after separating the outsole from the linen and the wool (tutorial to come), the upper part 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 untreated raw materials to which no harmful substances have been added will be assimilated into the soil via biodegradation.
Rich in nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus or potassium, wool and flax 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 to protect them from the cold.