Eco-Friendly Slippers For a Sustainable Lifestyle
Eco friendly slippers are perfect for those who enjoy sustainable living. We combine natural materials, green initiatives and local production to make our slippers as environmentally friendly as possible. It’s simply the Giesswein way.
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What Are Eco-Friendly Slippers?
Eco-friendly slippers mean that they are produced with the environment in mind. The goal is to create products that have a less adverse impact on the environment. Which is why natural resources, sustainable production, and ethical practices all come into play. Giesswein eco-friendly wool slippers are made from 100% virgin wool. This pure wool is never wasted, not even a single scrap! We reuse all of our materials into new products.
Climate change has become a vital issue which needs to be tackled. Globally, the world looks to reduce carbon emissions in order to protect the precious environment we live in. By turning to more sustainable means, such as eco-friendly slippers, we’d still like to do more for the planet. By combining ethical animal welfare practices, recycling and sourcing natural materials, we can focus more on a greener future. Additionally, our eco-friendly slippers have even been featured on Sustainable Jungle.
Recycle, Recycle, Recycle
Giesswein was actually the first company in Austria to introduce a water recycling facility. We did this in 1997 and have not looked back since. As we do not add any chemicals into our water production, we recycle up to 90% of all water we use. This is just part of our commitment to our green strategy. Recycling water helps our products maintain their high-quality, as well as saving water in the process. Virgin wool is a key ingredient that makes our slippers special. We’d hate to waste all the brilliant attributes it brings! So in keeping with our Zero Waste Policy, any wool scrap material that does not get used during our production process, is recycled and integrated into other products.
We Say No to Mulesing Here
In your Giesswein eco-friendly slippers you will never find wool that has been involved in mulesing. Mulesing is when the skin is removed from the rear of a sheep without anesthetization. The thought behind this method is to put a stop to flies laying their larvae on the sheep. At Giesswein, we say no to mulesing. In fact, we are 100% against using it. Animal protection is incredibly important to us as a company. We opt for a more sheep-friendly alternative for all of our products including our eco-friendly slippers.
In the likes of Patagonia and Uruguay, this type of fly infestation does not exist. As a result, wool from this region is mulesing-free. We use merino wool from farms in Uruguay to ensure that our products are of a high-quality. Animal welfare standards are constantly checked and tested, and we have contracts in place with partners to guarantee that the wool we source is mulesing free. This ensures our customers that their eco-friendly slippers are sustainably sourced.
Eco-Friendly Slippers for All Seasons
We have been producing virgin wool slippers since 1974. It was actually Grandma Giesswein who came up with the idea. Since then, this footwear has become a huge part of our slipper story and continues to be one of our most popular sellers. Even back then, material waste was being kept to a minimum and reused as much as possible. Today, our processes for our eco-friendly slippers are even more efficient!
Our slippers are made from 100% virgin wool. Even the arch support insole is made from 100% virgin wool. The properties it brings to our eco-friendly slippers include: being breathable and temperature regulating. Meaning our eco-friendly slippers can be enjoyed throughout the seasons.
As we do not add any harsh chemicals to our wool, our slippers are therefore 100% compostable. Another aspect of our eco-friendly slippers is the patented anti-slip sole made from flexible natural rubber. Using natural rubber provides excellent grip that you can feel secure in. Our main goal for our eco-friendly slippers is to ensure we have a high-quality production from start to finish. Coupled with a rigorous fabric and water recycling process, and local production, we strive to make our eco-friendly slippers the best they can be.
How We Strive To Be Environmentally Friendly
Choosing sustainable resources, such as our eco-friendly slippers, is at the heart of the Giesswein operation. In our green strategy, we have outlined all the steps we continually take to make our processes as sustainable as possible.
The Giesswein team are exceptionally proud of these four highlights of our sustainable production process:
- Local production in the heart of Europe: All of our production takes place 100% in Austria. Our wool manufacturing facility is located in Brixlegg, in the heart of Tyrol. From design to manufacturing to shipping, team Giesswein in Brixlegg takes care of each step of the production process. This helps keep our ecological footprint of wool production as small as can be.
- 100% merino wool: We exclusively use merino wool from small farms that meet our high standards of animal welfare and wool quality. All of our wool partners hold the mulesing-free certificate ensuring our merino wool properties are sustainable.
- No oil use: Producing our eco-friendly slippers has just got better. Since 2017, we now use 100% renewable resources. We are proud to say we don’t use fossil fuels in heating and operating our production facilities. This means our machinery is operated with zero emissions.
- No wasted material: Every scrap of wool that is left over from our wool production process is recycled and integrated into other products. It is one of the many reasons why we can produce eco-friendly slippers successfully.
Giesswein is a family wool company that is currently run by its third generation. Specialising in merino wool and virgin wool, our footwear products range from men’s sneakers and women’s sneakers, to kids' sneakers. Perfect for all members of the family. We strive to source our products sustainably, inline with our green strategy, to provide our customers with high-quality products that leave less of an impact on the environment.