Shoe in orange felt. The shoe is made of natural sheep´s wool. Wool is the perfect material for indoor shoe. Your feet never feels too hot or too cold. The shoe has a double sole of felt that make it extra comfortable and pleasant. The outer sole is suede.
100% natural wool
Sheep’s wool is the perfect material for making slippers. Wool is a natural product with great insulating properties. It allows the feet to breathe, and the slipper never feel too hot or too cold.
Wool can absorb up to 30% moisture without feeling wet, and without losing its insulating property.
Moreover, natural wool contains lanolin, which makes the wool resistant to dirt, moisture and grime, and also reduces odours. When you start to use your egos slipper, they take on the form of your individual foot.
Maintenance of your ego’s slippers
Vacuum your ego’s slippers to remove dust. Can then also be washed in wool soap either by hand or in the washing machine on the wool program at 30 degrees.
The shoe does not damage spinning. After the shoe is washed, put the wet shoe on the foot so that it takes shape again after the foot. Then remove the shoe and put to dryness.
Egos are handmade
egos are manufactured in Nepal and are 100% handmade.
The raw wool is dyed with environmentally friendly colors. Then the wool is mapped, and the work on the shape of the shoe can begin.
The carded wool is formed. Seawater masks into the wool, causing the small fibers in the wool to cling.
The wet felt shoe is then dried under the sun. Then add another insole of felt so the shoe becomes extra comfortable and comfortable.
The outer suede of suede is finally sewn.
To make an ego’s slippers takes time and requires skills. One worker can produce 2 pairs of shoes a day.
ego shoes are designed in Denmark, and made in Nepal. Egos is certified by The World Fair Trade Organization.
Ego’s slippers are inspired by classic Danish design traditions, with simplicity and functionality being the key words.
Ego’s slippers are individual, functional and comfortable.
100% Fair Trade
Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, and the need for development is enormous. We believe that the best way to contribute to the positive development of Nepal is to create good and sustainable jobs.
egos slippers are made by the Danish company Én Gry & Sif, who since 2000 has been working on the production of felt products in Nepal.
From the very beginning, it has been important that all work should take place in fair and orderly terms and that the workers should be paid a decent salary for their work. Therefore, it was with great pleasure that the 2009 ego was certified by the World Fair Trade Organization.
Over the years, egos have been involved in various development projects in collaboration with local NGOs, such as the TEWA women organization, and DANIDA. We have also provided financial support for a orphanage in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, as well as to workers and their families.
To become Fair Trade certified, we must live up to the 10 Fair Trade principles:
- Create opportunities for economically disadvantaged producers.
- Our business must be transparency and accountability.
- We must trade on Fair Trade conditions.
- We must pay a fair price.
- We need to ensure that child labor does not occur.
- We are not obliged not to discriminate.
- We must ensure good working conditions.
- We must ensure the development and qualification of our suppliers.
- We must promote the Fair Trade message.
- We must show respect for the environment in our production.
On the top of the world
Christian & Gry often travels to Nepal and enjoy spending time in the beautiful country. Nepal is a beautiful country and rich on very smiling and open hearted people. Christian & Gry, as well as their children always fell very welcome in Nepal .
Nepal is a very poor country, but having production in Nepal creates many new jobs, and it is ego’s conviction that it is the best way to promote a country’s development.