We were delighted to review these very special slippers from SunShadow Slippers who are based at Mullumbimby, NSW. Here’s a little about them:
For those of you who are not familiar with the Steiner philosophy you may not be aware of the importance of daily rhythms within this system. Children are encouraged with regular activities to enjoy the rhythms of life and to feel in touch with the changes in seasons and weather.
As part of this they create certain the distinction between outside play and indoor time by the changing of shoes. Wearing soft, nurturing shoes indoors helps us to feel warm and cosy and can help to stop those chills.
Sunshadow Slippers is a unique range of handmade slippers created in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. We use only natural fibres, allowing the feet to ‘breath’ and creating slippers that can be happily worn in warmer or cooler weather. We create our slippers with love and care and supply Steiner schools throughout Australia, as well as selling online. Each pair of slippers is uniquely created to be perfectly individual, with plenty of colours and designs to choose from.
The four main ranges available are ocean colours (purple and blue), forest (green and blue), sunset (oranges and golds), and sunblossom (pinks and violets). Some of our many motifs include butterflies and dragonflies, frogs and possums, dolphins and turtles, birds and even kangaroos.
All slippers include removable, pure wool felt insoles, and the soles are soft suede leather.
Sunshadow Slippers are for all ages and sizes, from kids to adult, and the dye we use is low toxic and sun reactive which means the process is very weather reliant—luckily we have plenty of sunshine here! Sunshadow slippers is a family owned and run business and we do our very best to ensure everyone is happy with their new slippers. Since these slippers are usually made to order, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery. Custom orders are always welcome.
Pure Cotton Lycra is hand painted with cute designs and left in the warmth of the sun to dry.
Then the material is hand cut and sewn into the softest suede leather soles.
Tucked inside to ensure baby’s toes are warm and ‘snuggley’ is an insole of the purest wool felt.
These shoes are a funky design with traditional craftmanship. They are comfortable and really stay on – they are even washable in case of those little accidents.
We reviewed two lovely pairs of slippers and the younger child, which we thought might pull them off at any chance, did not! He was even fascinated by the colour and print on the slippers. Our older reviewer commented on how comfy they were and loved the colour too! They were worn constantly inside over the last six cold weeks of winter and they kept these feet warm and comfortable. We highly recommend SunShadow Slippers for anyone who loves to feel comfort!
For more information you can check out their blog at www.sunshadowslippers.blogspot.com