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Q: Can I wash these slippers? A: Yes, they are machine washable. https://www.padraigcottage.com/pages/slipper-care
Q: Can I put these slippers in the dryer? A: No, never put your Padraig slippers in the dryer, they will not survive the ordeal.
Q: Do the slippers stretch? A: Yes, the elasticity of wool is one of its key benefits, especially for growing feet. However, if after a while they feel too loose, a good wash can bring them back in shape.
Q: If my shoe size overlaps two sizes of Padraig slippers, which size should I choose?A: If you like your footwear snug or wear with bare feet, go with the smaller size. If, however, you prefer your footwear loose or like to wear socks in your slippers, then go with the larger size.
Q: After a time, the bottom of my slippers have turned a dark shiny brown colour, is this normal? A: Yes, this is perfectly normal. With wear, especially on hardwood or tiled floors, the leather fibres are worn and polished. Some people have told us that 50 grit sandpaper brings back the texture, though we haven't tested it.
Q: My slippers are all fuzzy with small pills, is this normal? A: Yes, our slippers will go through a natural phase of 'pilling' after a few weeks. With continued wear or after washing, these pills will disappear on their own.
Q: How long will my slippers last? A: That really depends on how and how often they are worn. For example, if you are prone to walking on the heels or sides of your shoes, you may experience premature wear of the woolen uppers. However, in most cases, with the correct fit and a little care, they hold up exceptionally well.
About Padraig Cottage:
Helen made her first pair of slippers for her young son in the winter of 1977. They had a hand cut sheepskin sole and a crocheted upper made with hand spun raw wool. In a few years they would become known as the Original Padraig Slipper. Since Helen started selling her wares at local craft markets, the slipper line and the company have grown and evolved. The slippers now come in numerous colour ways and styles and are sold in boutiques across Canada, the United States and Europe.
Though our company has expanded, employing more than thirty local artisans and support staff, we are still independently owned and operated and our premises remain in North Vancouver, ensuring product quality and support of the local community. The slippers too remain largely the same; they are still hand-crocheted and hand-dyed in small lots, ensuring each pair is one of a kind.