Our Materials

From researching the very best yarns on the market to sourcing durable colourful cottons and stylish fastenings. All our materials are chosen to create the highest quality handmade footwear and keep our impact on the planet to a minimum.

Wool

Created by Mother Nature herself, wool is a natural and sustainable fibre grown by sheep on a simple diet of sunshine, water, fresh air and juicy grass. Made as part of a natural cycle that is gentle on the planet, wool is warm, durable, naturally insulating, and has antibacterial properties. Perfect for creating snug and warm slippers. Combined with a touch of high-quality acrylic or bamboo yarn to create a unique sturdiness and durability to your slippers. Each slipper is finished a soft suede sole that is carefully handstitched into place.

KOW - Quality Wool

Quality Wool Blend

  • odour-free
  • itch-free
  • anti-microbial and mould resistant

Bamboo

Known best perhaps as a staple for pandas, bamboo is one of the world’s most sustainable resources. The fastest growing grass, the plant can grow up to 119cm in a day and doesn’t need replanting after harvest due to its vast root system. Created using plant fibres, bamboo viscose is known for its softness and breathability. It’s also 100% biodegradable. 

Cotton

Soft white fluffy balls grown in a protective seed, cotton is used globally more than any other natural fibre. A durable textile offering soft, breathable all-year-round comfort, cotton is ideal in long hot humid summers, as the fabric “breathes” absorbing perspiration that evaporates through the material. Leaving feet feeling fresh and airy.

KOW - Performance Odour

Quality Wool Blend

  • odour-free
  • itch-free
  • anti-microbial and mould resistant

Jute

Known as the “golden fibre” due to its versatility, jute is second only to cotton in its production and wide range of uses. Spun into strong, coarse thread, jute rope is traditionally used for espadrille soles. Naturally cooling and completely environmentally-friendly we didn’t tie ourselves in knots with our decision to use jute. Adding an organic rubber sole to the jute soles of your espadrilles offers extra durability.

Icelandic Lopi Wool

Eco-friendly & unique

Icelandic Lopi Wool

From one of the oldest and purest breeds of sheep, Icelandic Lopi wool uniquely contains two different types of hair. The coarse outer layer is long and water-resistant. Underneath is a finer, short hair creating a softer layer of insulation.

Lopi wool takes fibres from both layers creating a soft breathable yarn that’s durable and flexible. This wool puts the sturdy in the sturdiness of our slippers.

Oh, and Lopi wool is made in the most environmentally-friendly way. Free-grazing sheep and using renewable energy in the production process.

Carbon compensated footwear

Footwear that is carbon compensated

How Kingdom of Wow helps to protect tropical rainforests in Cambodia.