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When you see the price of the average pair of synthetic fabric slippers in your local retail store, it can be tempting to stock up for winter. After all, they often cost very little to purchase and look like they’ll be reasonably warm.

Although, it might not be long before you notice a few issues, such as odour, premature wear and tear, and misshaping that can sometimes make them quite uncomfortable to wear around the house. Before long, you can be back at the same shop to buy a new pair!

Rather than purchasing yet another pair of fabric slippers with dismal cost-per-wear and terrible environmental impact, why not look at sheepskin slippers instead? The following benefits might just surprise you.


While the price tag of sheepskin slippers might be more than you pay for slippers featuring synthetic materials from your local retail store, the cost per wear is undeniably superior. The natural materials in sheepskin slippers withstand use far better than most other manufactured materials on the market.

Wool might look light, fluffy, and easy to wear out, but, gram for gram, it’s stronger than steel! Wool is the only unprocessed fibre you can bend over 20,000 times without losing its shape, breaking, or ripping. As far as resilience goes, it’s unrivalled.


Synthetic slippers can be deceiving. At first, they appear padded, soft, and comfortable, but daily wear can result in flat, unsupportive, and uncomfortable footwear.

In contrast, wool is soft, acts as padding, and can maintain its softness with appropriate care. You may also be impressed by the 3D corkscrew pattern or ‘crimp’ of wool that produces not only much-needed support but resilience, comfort, even weight distribution, and a molded fit for comfort.

Fresh Feet

Having fresh feet is certainly important, especially when you want to enjoy your slippers rather than worrying about who can smell them! Fortunately, that’s rarely an issue with sheepskin slippers, which boast a range of convenient features resulting in freshness and odour-free wear.

Sheepskin naturally repels mildew and dust mites, and the fibres contain lanolin, which is both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. The temperature-regulating properties of sheepskin might also contribute to that ‘fresh feet’ feeling since the sheepskin prevents your feet from getting too hot or cold.

There’s also no need to worry about moisture build-up with sweat since wool can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without resulting in clamminess or dampness.

Wide Range of Styles

Shopping for footwear can be a challenge at the best of times, and you might assume that the use of natural materials makes it impossible to find sheepskin slippers you’ll like! When you shop with Ecowool, you’re bound to find a style to suit your needs. You can choose from scuffs, slippers, and boots for men, women, and children. Everyone in the family is well taken care of.

Superior Workmanship

You might decide to buy sheepskin slippers for the comfort factor, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other surprises waiting in the wing. When you purchase from Ecowool, you’ll be astounded by the workmanship of any pair you buy.

All Ecowool branded footwear comes with an Authenticity and Quality Assurance Card, confirming its ethical and eco-credentials. You can also revel in the knowledge that experienced hands lovingly crafted your comfy new slippers in Aotearoa New Zealand, with natural, renewable resources, and workers enjoyed a safe work environment with fair pay and conditions.

All slippers also come with a peace of mind product warranty, which means you’re covered against defective materials or manufacturing processes for one year.

Kind to the Environment

Most synthetic materials aren’t kind to the environment, but the complete opposite is true regarding sheepskin slippers. Sheepskin takes less energy to produce than their synthetic counterparts and lasts longer, resulting in fewer pairs of slippers making their way into landfills.

You might also be impressed when you learn that sheepskin slippers are made using a byproduct of the meat industry. The wool might otherwise go to waste if it’s not used to create high-quality slippers, rugs, clothing, and other essential everyday items that keep you warm and comfortable.

Purchase a Pair of Sheepskin Slippers Today

Purchasing mass-made synthetic slippers can be frustrating, especially as they often lose their comfort and support within days of wear. Enjoy a far more comfortable slipper-wearing experience by purchasing natural sheepskin slippers from reputable sheepskin, woollen, and natural product stockist, Ecowool.

How Do I Clean and Maintain My Sheepskin Slippers?

Gently brush the slippers with a soft-bristled brush, spot clean with a damp cloth if necessary, allow them to air dry naturally, and use a specialised sheepskin cleaner and conditioner periodically to maintain their softness and shape.

What Are the Benefits of Wearing Sheepskin Slippers?

Sheepskin slippers provide warmth, comfort, moisture-wicking, and durability. Additionally, sheepskin slippers can also offer natural odour control and can help to soothe sore feet and improve circulation.