upcycled wool sweater slippersby Sue Burns
- the story
Don't leave your feet out in the cold, bundle them up in these thick and toasty slippers fashioned from upcycled patterned sweaters. Each pair is trimmed in a berber cuff and lined in fleece to further insulate your footsies for primetime winter lounging and snuggling by the fire. Available in your choice of a down-to-earth neutral or frosty blue color scheme. Made in Michigan.
Due to the upcycled nature of these items, each slipper will vary. We cannot guarantee any patterns shown in photo will be incorporated. Sorry, no choice of pattern.
- Item ID
- Made from
- recycled wool, micro fleece
- S/M fits Women's sizes 6-8
M/L fits Women's sizes 8-10
- Care: Hand wash only; lay flat to dry.
Slipper: 90% reclaimed wool, 5% micro fleece (which is composed of 92% Polyester and 8% Nylon)
Sole: 5% Knew-Tec (which is 100% polyurethane lined fabric composed of 65% polyester and 35% rayon substrate).
- the maker
Sue Burns began making her line of scarves, hats, jackets and stockings after her husband shrunk two of her sweaters. Rather than throwing them out, she made jackets for her two daughters. Soon others were requesting the custom-made pieces.
The business started in the living room, moved to the basement, and then finally got its own store in the village of Lake Leelanau in Michigan.
What began as children's clothing graduated into adult clothing because Burns wondered, "Why do kids get to have all the fun stuff to wear?"
All of Burns' products are made from 100% recycled material, mostly from second hand shops that have too much stock.
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