On this page we take you behind the scenes of the Tofvel production methods. Production takes place near Kathmandu in Nepal. The production of Tofvel slippers provides employment for women in this poor mountainous country.
The wool felt is made entirely without chemicals and synthetic materials, using mulesing-free wool. The work is done completely by hand. First, the wool is washed and combed. Wool felt is produced by laying two layers of wool on top of each other at an acute angle and by using warm soapy water (without chemicals). Rubbing the layers together makes the fibres bond together. The process takes a long time and a great deal of skill. The wool is dyed using ecological dyes only.
Every pair of Tofvels is given a personal touch by the maker, using an embroidered ‘signature’.