Along the lines of my recent posts highlighting ethical brands that I love, in this post I’m pleased to introduce Chilote Shoes, which makes outlandishly cosy (and sustainable) wool slippers. I’m sitting in a drafty hotel lobby in Vail, Colorado typing this blog entry and wearing them right now.
My last pair of slippers fell apart over Christmas, giving me the perfect opportunity to try out Chilote Feet. Living in LA, I don’t need a big pair of slippers in the UGG boot style. However, when I’m studying at home all day, I do get a bit chilly and like to layer up. These slippers are well-insulated and provide good ventilation so my feet are warm but can still “breathe.”
One of the things I like about Chilote Shoes is that each pair is made sustainably from 100% natural Patagonian sheep’s wool. The wool for each slipper is hand spun which is then hand knit by independent artisans through an ethical production co-op system. The creation of these slippers helps sustain a unique craft and culture and allows woman living in vulnerable situations and remote areas a means of income.
Another thing I like about these slippers, is that each pair includes a unique QR code containing the geo-location for the artisan who made the shoes. I love when companies share information like this, kind of like a jeweler leaving their personal hallmark. There are 50 different women that make Chilote Shoes; they live in four different locations in Patagonia: Frutillar, Calcurrupe, Osorno and Puerto Varas. My slippers are from Osorno.
As well as the slippers, I’ve been rocking, Chilote also offers a house shoe and the cutest booties (called Chilote Baby), for the little ones. The house shoe is slighting more robust with a durable salmon-leather sole. The leather is locally sourced and upcycled from discarded fish skin by the fishing industry.
Finally, the materials are environmentally friendly and preserve the life of the product. Chilote styles come with extra wool to either personalise your shoes or mend them to preserve their life. Both of the materials used are locally and naturally sourced which means all of their shoes can be composted and this keeps their carbon footprint down. To check out Chilote Shoes for yourself, click here.
Special thanks to Chilote Shoes for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
Wool is like the most awesomest fibre around. Love it. Beautiful blog.
It’s great isn’t it! You can make so many different things from it. Thank you, I’m so pleased you enjoyed it 🙂
Love those! I’ll have to check this company out.
They are super cosy 🙂 Have fun checking out their site!
Great post Jessica-Thank you!
You can all have your own pair – order now at http://www.chiloteshoes.com – 3 days shipping on the US!
Thank you Francisca! I’m so glad that you like it 🙂
Such a good post love! They look so comfy?!! I’m always freezing so these are perfect
Thank you so much! They are super comfy. I am already in my PJ’s and wearing these too 🙂
You are the cutest cozy thing ever! I own a pair of slippers like that for around the home, so I definitely need to check this brand out. 🙂
Home is wherever the slippers are ;p I think you’ll like them Su xxx
These look so cozy! You’re right, they are the perfect level of warmth for the chilly winter nights we have been having.
Yes! We’re lucky that it never gets that cold. But it’s been cold enough lately to want to snuggle up!
This slippers not only look beautifully design, but they do look so cozy!! my feet is always freezing, especially when I’m home and the AC is so high. I definitely need a pair myself. Will be checking this website soon! Hope you had a lovely time in Colorado, sweetie!
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They are! Oh I know what you mean about the AC, my hubby really likes AC and when he’s not at home I often turn it off as my hands and feet get so cold with it blasting away. Colorado was so fun! I definitely recommend going if you haven’t. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend and I hope you have a good one too 🙂 xx
How cute are these! I am a slipper addict! If I’m home they are on my feet!
Hehe I can see how easy it would be to become a slipper addict. I heard about a school in the UK that let their kids wear slippers in class and apparently it helps them relax and concentrate better. I think we need to encourage slipper wearing in the workplace ;p xxx
They do look cosy and warm. thanks for sharing!
More than welcome! I’m pleased you like them too! xx
The shoes looks so so comfy and cute! Love to wear slippers, especially in the winter, as it is so cozy and warm. And even better when they’re fashionable and matches one’s outfit!
Have a lovely week gorgeous! Xx
Hehe yes, these ones are great when pairing with an outfit. They go with most colours! I hope you have a lovely week too xox
Oh my god this post takes me back so much! My dear Nan used to make wool slippers that looked EXACTLY like this these! She used to make them all the time for pretty much anyone she’s ever met, haha. She’d use different colours and all, I think I had about twenty pairs! I remember just how warm and comfy they were. 🙂 Thanks for sharing! This brought back some real memories in a very unexpected way. 😀 <3 xoxo
She did? That is so cool! Since wearing these I have been wishing more and more that I can knit. I love the sound of different coloured ones. Do you have any tucked away still? Thanks so much for checking out my post, I’m happy it brought back some memories for you 🙂 xxx
I love this post babe!!! ❤❤❤
Yay! I’m so happy to hear that. Thank you 🙂 xx
Those are absolutely a must for winter! How adorable, I love them!
xoxo from Napa Valley!
Yes! I’m so pleased you like them 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!
I have a pair of slippers that are very similar to these and I absolutely love them! They are so cozy and warm and not to mention super cute too! Hope you’re having an amazing weekend so far babe!
Oh really? I would love to see them! I hope you have reason to post them on Instagram or your blog soon. My week hasn’t been too bad 🙂 I hope you’re having a good one xx
These are the dreamiest slippers I’ve ever seen! Absolutely adorable. I always feel the cold (even when it’s supposedly warm) so these would be perfect for me haha. I love that the materials are environmentally friendly, it was so nice to learn more about the creation of them <3
Sophie | soinspo xo
Hehe, you and me both Soph! I’m so happy you liked finding out about the creation of them 🙂 xox
These look so cozy babe!!
They are super cosy! xx
omg you and these shoes are the definition of cute! they add to the cozy vibes of Colorado so perfectly! Looks outlandishly cozy 😉 indeed.
Hehe, the shoes are pretty darn cute all the time. As for me, not so much when I first wake up in the morning ;p But thank you lovely xox
Your shoes look very cute! And I like the pictures of you, Colorado and this hotel room capturing the cosy mood. xoxo
Thanks so much Ivi 🙂