9 Sustainable Slippers With Eco-Friendly Materials
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Over the last few years, we’ve seen a boom in loungewear, transforming the embarrassing sweats we secretly wore around the house into chic sets of functional and comfortable designs. House shoes have also come a long way from the days of the clumsy bunny slippers we used to shuffle around the house in. Now we can find slippers for every region and season, with indoor/outdoor designs that make taking out the trash a quick chore without the wardrobe change.
While you’ve probably been investing in a sustainable home wardrobe, you can’t forget about a cozy pair of slippers! We’ve found nine brands crafting the best in sustainable house shoes for you, your BFF, or your entire family, so everyone’s feet can stay toasty all year long.
Pair them with our favorite snuggly and sustainable pajamas and a responsibly made robe!
Best Sustainable | Most Comfortable | Most Classic
Best For | Minimalist designs
Ethics | Certified B Corp, ethically made, responsibly sourced mulesing-free wool, family-owned, eco-friendly production
Price | $39–$89
You’ll never want to leave home once you have your pair of Baabuk wool slippers. Designed in Switzerland and handmade by artisans in Nepal, these slippers are known for being super comfortable, even after long-term wear. With 100 percent natural rubber and inserted insoles, Baabuks keep your feet fresh (no odors here!) and cozy.
Best For | Wool slides
Ethics | Certified B Corp, upcycled wool & certified recycled polyester, FSC certified natural rubber, carbon-neutral, gives back, ethically made in South Korea
Price | $65—$75
Allbirds is known for crafting some of the world’s most comfortable shoes while still remaining sustainable—and we have to hand it to the brand once again for its sustainable slippers. Suitable for all genders and in three color options, these are made with leftover merino wool, recycled polyester, and a natural rubber outsole. Relax and unwind in comfort.
3. Parachute Home
Best For | Cotton slippers
Ethics | OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified, ethically made in Turkey, gives back
Price | $39—$99
Parachute’s slippers make you feel like you’re at the most luxurious spa—without breaking the bank! With patterned terry and cushioned soles, these OEKO-TEX certified cotton terry slippers are perfect for lounging or after a long day at work. Pair them with the Classic Bathrobe for ultimate comfort.
Best For | Indoor/outdoor slides
Ethics | Recycled plastic, vegan, ethically made by Syrian refugees, woman-owned
Price | $48
Made in a family-owned Turkish factory employing Syrian refugees, Terrelique makes house slippers that are indoor-outdoor friendly in a unique design that is as comfortable as it is sustainable. The recycled plastic shoe is also fully recyclable and machine washable, with a peppermint-oil infused massaging footbed that supports your foot wherever you go. The woman-owned California-based small business also offers a color guide on their website so you can choose the perfect slip for your ideal mood.
Best For | Fluffy slippers
Ethics | Certified organic cotton & natural bamboo, recycled materials, ethically made, eco-friendly packaging, gives back
Price | $14–$35
Leave it to our friends in the UK to make the coziest natural slippers (and slipper socks!). Thought’s slippers and socks are crafted with natural materials like wool, bamboo, organic cotton. Expect them to form to your feet in the warmest way. And, whichever slippers you select, you can throw them in the wash! Snug, stunning, and sustainable.
Best For | Felt slippers
Ethics | Natural materials, limate-neutral certified, low-impact dyes, artisan-made, gives back
Price | $69–$129
Need extra support in your slippers? Look no further than Kyrgies from Kyrgyzstan. These no-slip house shoes have molded arches and are made by artisans using traditional felting techniques using just wool, soap, and dye. Moreover, the brand only uses natural and low-impact materials (the soles are tanned without chrome or chromium). We’re loving the wide range of color and size options, made for just about anyone.
Best For | High performance slippers
Ethics | Innovative recyclable materials, sustainably sourced rubber, carbon offsetting, fully recyclable packaging, family-owned factory in Portugal, circular recycling program (UK only)
Price | $110–$135
Mahabis is committed to elevating the slipper from a comfy home-only staple to stylish footwear in its own right. The London-based brand has been on a sustainable journey in the last few years, redesigning their packaging to be fully recyclable and offsetting their carbon footprint by planting one tree for every pair of shoes sold. Their sustainable materials include ReWooly™ felt, a Global Recycling Standard certified material that contains at least 50% recycled wool fibers from discarded clothing, keeping it out of the landfill and putting it into your new favorite house shoe! UK customers can send back their old slippers to be recycled and get a store discount for the next pair.
Best For | Loafer-style slippers
Ethics | Designed in Stockholm, handmade by artisans in Portugal
Price | $240–$291
If you are looking for slippers stylish enough to wear while hosting a swanky dinner party but also cozy enough to lounge around on the couch, Inabo is making the house shoe just for you! These premium Swedish slippers are handmade by artisans in a family-owned factory in Portugal, using traditional, slow production techniques to produce shoes that are made to last. The designs are beautiful, luxurious, and timeless– possibly the last slipper you’ll ever need (and what could be more sustainable than that?).
Best For | Smoking slipper styles
Ethics | Certified B Corp, gives back, reduced packaging materials, some recycled materials, women-owned, vegan options
Price | $50–$180
Birdies say they put comfort first and style second, but you’d never know with such gorgeous designs! Founded, owned, and run by women, the Certified B Corp is committed to empowering women through various programs and partnerships. Their beautiful slippers come in classic smoking slipper and retro feather mule styles, as well as cozy cable knit loafers and even faux fur booties. And with their new monogram shop, you can personalize select styles– a great year-round gift for your favorite homebody (or yourself– we won’t tell)!
Featured image via Inabo