The Benefits of Felt Slippers

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The Woolenstocks Story The story of Woolenstocks starts in the Himalayas. Tired from his travels, Woogo needed to rest his blistered feet. During his travels, he came across a tribe dancing in their village. He noticed each dancer wore a pair of beautiful slippers. They were the most colorful slippers Woogo had ever seen. The […]

Comfortable, Cosy and Colourful – Children’s Organic Felt Slippers

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Comfortable, cosy and colourful, a pair of handcrafted felt slippers are the perfect choice for the child on the go! Stitched with love and precise attention to detail, each pair of Woolenstocks blends a time-honoured tradition of storytelling with modern form and function.    Organic Children’s Wool Felt Slippers and Booties In a world of […]

Where do your Woolenstocks call home?

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Wherever you are, your Woolenstocks will happily tuck themselves under the bed and make themselves at home. They’ll watch box sets with you on a lazy Sunday morning. They’ll welcome you home when you’ve been running in the rain. They’ll make your friends curious – where could such happy slippers come from? It’s a good […]

How to make a Himalayan salt scrub

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When you live in the mountains, ofcourse you know a thing or two about how to treat your feet. After a hard day’s trekking there’s nothing like a Himalayan salt scrub to make your feet feel like new. But if you don’t wake up to views of Everest in the morning you can still get […]

How to dye felt wool

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Sheep aren’t born pink. So how do your Woolenstocks come out in such vibrant colours? Truth is the women who make your slippers use aniline dyes which are safe and harmless for your health. But what if you fancy dying felt yourself? Here’s a quick method using ingredients you’ll find at home. Not guaranteed to […]

How do you feel about felt

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Never worn felt before? You might, quite reasonably, what’s all the fuss is about. What’s felt got that synthetic slipper materials haven’t? For the women who make your Woolenstocks, felt is more than a fabric. It’s a confidante, a canvas, a comfort for both weaver and wearer alike. Felt has a sense of history. Roots […]

Seven steps to make perfect slippers

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No secrets here. We asked Zhazgul, from the Art Group in Bishkek exactly how your Woolenstocks are made. “During the whole process – from the creation of the idea to the final product – we focus our attention on a functional design with real ecological value,” she says. But how is it done? Here are […]

How to care for your Woolenstocks

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Felt may not be a fabric you’re used to wearing every day. But Kyrgyz nomads have been wearing felt for hundreds of years. So we asked the experts – how do you care for your felt Woolenstocks? Zhazgul, who designs and creates your Woolenstocks in her workshop in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, gives us her tips: We […]

The hidding meanings of felt

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Sink your feet into your Woolenstocks and you’ll know the instant comfort of felt. t’s an ‘instant’ comfort with its roots in a tradition that goes back hundreds of years. For the women who make your Woolenstocks in Kyrgyzstan, working with felt is a way to connect with their nomadic ancestors. Kyrgyz nomads lived in yurts […]

Hard day? 5 steps to treat sore feet

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Hard day? Try these tips to get you back on your feet. You’ll feel relaxed and rejuvenated in no time. 1. Put your feet It’s true. Putting your feet up after a long day feels good. It’s for a reason – elevating weary feet helps to improve circulation. So find a sofa, stretch out and […]

The inspiration behind our designs

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Colour, vibrancy, movement, fun – it’s easy to see why the women who make your Woolenstocks find joy in their work. But where does their inspiration come from? “Our main inspiration is nature. Appreciation of nature is inherited from our ancestors who used to be nomads of the Central Asian mountains. Therefore every pattern has […]

How to enjoy your life & where to start?

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Life is full of secrets. So what’s the secret to sitting back, relaxing and really enjoying your life? All answers welcome! But here’s an idea to get us started. What if the secret is being thankful? Thank – full. Imagine feeling so full of thanks that there’s no room for anything else. It’s a proactive […]

For the love of craft

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Let’s celebrate love – it’s that Valentine’s time of year! I’m not thinking of the hearts-and-flowers kind of love, though. There’s another kind of love worth celebrating too. It’s the love of making beautiful things. The women who make your Woolenstocks know this love. It’s sewn into every stitch. In the foothills of the Tien Shan mountains […]

Helping women walk out of poverty

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This month it’s International Women’s Day. Let’s hear it for the girls! To mark the occasion, we’re celebrating the role of women in the creation of your Woolenstocks. All our slippers are hand-crafted by women. They combine the traditional skills of their community with their own talent and flair. Embroidering slippers is an expression of identity, […]