Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Po-Zu Slippers

As you can see from the image above you can flip the heel of the slipper up or down. I find that flipped up they are super extra warm and down they are easier to get in and out of.

We have them in 3 different fabrics. From the left: Wool (not itchy at all), unbleached felt, and sheep skin with fur on the inside. The wool and the sheep are $153 and the felt is $130.50. They run from size XXS to XXL which is about size 4-13 (American sizing). I found that the fit is somewhat generous and I went down a size so I think an XXL would fit up to size 14 even

The packaging is really interesting. They come in boxes made of coconut and natural latex which is also used for the cushion inside the sole.

With the box comes a packet of seeds which can be planted in the winter in your home and then in the summer you can take the whole box and plant it in your garden and it will biodegrade.

The process used to make the latex is much like making cheese and it takes about a week to do. With conventional latex a drying agent that is highly toxic is added in order to speed the process up to about two days. It is more costly to use an Eco friendly latex, but well worth it considering that there are no long term effects which burden the environment. The soles of the slippers have the Po-Zu butterfly logo imprinted into them which looks really nice.

This is a very close up of the woolen slipper so that you can see the lovely texture.

This is an extreme close up of the felt slipper. As you can see it is unbleached. The colour is off white, a little creamy and soft I'd say.

This is a close up of the sheep skin. It has a warm hue to it and the inside is SO soft. There is no chromium used in Po-Zu slippers and the dyes that they do use are vegetable dyes.

As well as the biodegradable box and the seeds they also come with a shoe bag that is made of organic cotton. Click on Po-Zu to go to their website and learn more about the product and things about the environment. Things that even Oprah doesn't know.

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