Padraig Cottage Ltd
The owner Helen made her first pair of slippers for her young son in the winter of 1977. They had a hand cut sheepskin sole and a crocheted upper made with hand spun raw wool. In a few years they would become known as the Original Padraig Slipper. Since Helen started selling her wares at local craft markets, the slipper line and the company have grown and evolved. The slippers now come in numerous colors and are sold in boutiques across Canada, the United States and Europe.
Though the company has expanded, employing more than thirty local artisans and support staff, they are still independently owned and operated and the store premises remains in North Vancouver & Squamish, ensuring product quality and support of the local community.
The slippers too remain largely the same; they are still hand-crocheted and hand-dyed in small lots, ensuring each pair is one of a kind. I LOVE that they have resisted the trend to get them made overseas to save money!! THIS is the exact kind of company you can feel good buying from, 100% locally owned and made, supporting entirely our healthy economy!
Their Mission Statement
"To produce original quality products made by skilled artisans, using natural materials while treating our community, our staff and our partners with fairness and respect."