Shepherd of Sweden was established in Stockholm in 1982. All of their products are made from the finest natural sheepskins (one of nature’s cosiest fibres) and this is sourced from around the world. Shepherd combine traditional craftsmanship, natural materials and modern Scandinavian design to create beautiful and comfortable slippers that you can wear all year round. Shepherd are specialists in cosy and beautiful slippers. Though they have been much imitated, there’s no substitute for the genuine article. The brand aims to be an industry leader in animal care, and take responsibility for the entire chain of production, from buying and preparing the raw sheepskins to the cosy slippers on your feet. Most of the work is still handmade in their factory, with a high level of quality control, and the variation in the colour, natural living structure, and texture of the skin makes every slipper unique.
There are many advantages to using genuine sheepskin rather than synthetic substitutes. Sheepskin is warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s warm, which makes it perfect for every season. It also keeps the warmth in even if it’s wet, because sheep’s wool emits energy as it dries. Sheepskin contains lanolin (wool fat) which is anti-bacterial - excellent for bare feet! Lanolin also makes sheepskin stain-resistant and dirt-repellent, so it’s easy to care for. Shepherd's soles are made of either durable suede, or EVA – the lightest of all the hard soles, so a Shepherd slipper is practical as well as comfortable.
Sheepskin slippers transcend trends and fashion. They have a cosy, luxurious feel, and make perfect gifts or wonderful winter warmers. If you want a slipper that will last throughout the seasons, that is cosy and natural, then Shepherd is the answer.
Our top pick for women this season is the JESSICA mule slipper, which effortlessly combines elegance and comfort. Crafted entirely from 100% natural sheepskin, and complete with hard-wearing EVA soles, you'll want to wear these slippers all year round. Cosy and indulgent, the JESSICA slippers are the perfect antidote to the changing seasons and are available in Chestnut, Antique Grey and Marsala.
For the gents, the ANDY boot slippers are our favourite style. Made with soft sheepskin suede uppers and cosy wool linings, you'll never want to take these off. They feature a practical non-slip textured EVA sole, which will keep you firmly on the ground whilst still looking great. The ANDY slippers are lightweight, the height of minimalist Scandinavian design, and are a stylish Asphalt colour. These are the perfect slippers to wear in front of a roaring log fire.