Gottstein Felt Slippers Made from Coburg Fox Sheep Wool
Article Number 87922
From Coburg Fox Sheep Wool.
The Coburg Fox Sheep comes from a resistant old landrace breed, which was found in the European low mountain ranges. Today there are only a few thousand animals left, their dense wool is mainly used for carpet production. The wool from these sheep changes in colour over the course of their life: from a golden or reddish brown to a lighter shade with a reddish shimmer. The wool of the full-grown sheep is also called the "golden fleece". With our slippers, we take care not to spoil the beautiful natural colouring by dyeing it or bleaching it.
If someone says "Patschen" in Austria, they’re most likely talking about their slippers. Ours come from Gottstein, in Imst, Austria. Since 1926, they have been producing impeccable fulled felt: pure wool fleece, softened in pure mountain spring water exclusively, is then squeezed and beaten in an original ‚hammer‘ fulling machine until it‘s thick enough to be used for house-slippers of this kind of quality. The slippers are then rounded (from a single section of the wool felt), great care being taken to avoid irritating inside projections that are unfortunately quite common when they‘re made by hand. They are then put on a last, dampened, pressed and dried, which gives them their final shape. The slight bulge at the toe makes walking very pleasant, and the pure wool felt ensures a pleasant, constant foot temperature all year round.
The wool felt is very easy to care for, as wool cleans itself in the air. If the felt should nevertheless be heavily soiled, it can be easily cleaned by scrubbing with soapy water.
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