Designers, Makers & Sellers

Over the past few weeks we’ve gained more clarity as to how our community of Slipperpreneurs can be involved in the designing, making & selling of slippers and we’ve seen the potential of expanding our product range to include lifestyle goods as well. As a result we felt inspired to change the name for our […]

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Erin & Dee join our community

Today we’d like to introduce you to the lovely Erin & Dee, both joined our slipper world in the past weeks. Erin lives in Vermont in the US and she found us online when looking for slippers with non slip soles. Erin has 3 children, is a very talented crafter and pattern maker and would like to set up […]

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Meet Mr. Currie our Woodcrafter

Today we like to introduce you to Dani’s neighbour, Mr. Duncan Currie, a lovely man with beautiful woodcrafting skills.  You might remember that we had explored a sole sock idea with Mike when he came to visit us a couple of weeks ago. Our idea is for the sole sock to be made out of an “invisible sock also […]

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Slippy Slippers, Sole Transformations & More Time with Mike

As you might remember from our last blog post in December, we made about 60 pair of test slippers for our friends and family before christmas. We had received a range of feedback from most people loving the fabrics, colours, style and sock like structure of our slippers to other people sharing that their slippers were too small […]

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Our first sale

Whilst we’re technically still in our testing phase and our slippers aren’t yet ready for sale, Kaye couldn’t resist making an exception for this lovely lady that she met when exhibiting our slippers for market research at Tenterden Christmas Market in Kent last weekend. Morag who originally hails from Aberdeen really wanted to get a pair of […]

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Meet Our Slippervisors & Sole Masters

Every successful slipper business should have Slippervisors as part of their team. Meet our two lovely Slippervisors, Mhairi and Gladys. Mhairi (on the left) is Iain’s mum who allowed us to turn her basement from an art studio into Slipper Island and Gladys (on the right) is Mhairi’s long term friend. They often attend sewing circles together. You […]

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Diving into the world of laser cutting & big respect to Ru

After having done many slipper prototypes over the past months, we noticed how challenging it is to cut fabric really accurately by hand. It’s not so easy to cut the fabric precisely to follow the slipper pattern without sometimes cutting bits away from the fabric or leave some on where there shouldn’t be any. Since certain parts of our […]

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Live, Love, Wear Slippers

A lot of stuff has happened since our last blog post. First of all Slipper Island has moved offices and we now enjoy working from lovely Cramond in Edinburgh where Iain’s parents have given us their basement to work from. We moved our fabrics and sewing machines over and got ourselves some new furniture. This […]

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The Slipper Countdown has begun

We just returned from our second trip to Portland, visiting Mike Friton who is currently helping us with the slipper pattern, indoor and outdoor sole. Kaye & Mike have been working on ironing out our slipper pattern to ensure the slipper has a round toe at the front (it was edgy before) and a nice neat finish at […]

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A sole with soul

In our last blog we promised to share a little bit about our outdoor sole idea. Whilst we can’t share much as we have yet to patent the mechanism for the sole, the little bit we can share is that the sole is going to be very futuristic. It will be a detachable snap on sole, innovated […]

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