Natural materials

Natural materials

"Nature is the best pharmacy."

- Sebastian Kneipp

 

At Gottstein, we believe in the power of nature. And that is reflected in our products. This is why we only use the finest natural materials for our slippers. Our main material is pure Sheep wool. From this we make the beautiful uppers for our slippers. These are soled either with cork, natural latex or leather. This is how our unique natural slippers are made. The added value remains in the region - because we produce in Austria. And we are proud of that.

  

Natural materials for natural Slippers

The whole power of nature is in our slippers. That is why only selected, high-performance natural materials come into our slippers:

Sheep wool
Natural latex
Cork
Leather

 

We source these materials from selected suppliers who are also committed to sustainability and ensure the highest quality. We process these materials to make slippers. And if you are wonderung what happens to our waste: It is processed and recycled easily - so we have no waste. We call this Zero-Waste. You can also find out about this (soon) here.

 

 

Sheep wool 

Sheep wool is our most important material. As a Wool factory, we are specialized in the processing of sheep wool and use a lot of money to get the best and highest quality wool.

 

The uppers are made of pure sheep wool in a complex and highly technical process. In decades of tradition, the wool is whipped or felted in the crystal-clear Tyrolean mountain water without an addition of any additives. The result is a powerful and resistant mesh. From this we make the purely natural upper for our slippers and adapt them exactly to the anatomy of the human foot.

 

We even have our own nature line that focuses on special wools from endangered species. 

Schafwolle

 

 

 

 

Natural latex

Latexbaum

 Depending on the product, we use natural latex for the sole construction of our slippers. Natural latex (also called natural rubber) is obtained from the milk of the rubber tree.

 

We consciously rely on this natural product because natural latex is very elastic and because it is very breathable due to thousands of small air chambers. From the liquid natural latex we form our elastic, water-repellent and very resistant outsoles in a special process. This process is so unique that we are even protected by patent. Our latex is prepared by our longtime latex specialist in Austria.

 

 

 

 

Cork 

In our comfort felt clogs we incroporate cork from the outer bark of the cork oak into the sole. This material is visually beautiful and absolutely sustainable, but also has some very unique properties that we can take advantage of. Our comfort slippers have a very low weight while the shoe remains elastic and stable. Because of the high wear resistance, our felt clogs with cork sole are particularly durable. Our cork comes from Portugal and is processed directly in Austria. Especially with the brand Stegmann we rely on cork soles. Here you can find our products with cork sole.

Kork

 

 

 

 

Leather

Ledersorten

Many of our Magicfelt slippers have a leather sole. It is not only visually beautiful, but can also be processed well and is very durable. So, we can fully rely on the advantages of leather for our felt slippers. Because of its special structure, the leather fabric locks optimally against moisture and keeps it from the shoe. It has a very pleasant feel and is very sturdy. We think that the leather becomes even more beautiful when its worn, as it becomes "greasy" over time. In addition, leather is an environmentally friendly material that does not pollute the environment.

 

Discover the leather sole on the Magicfelt AP 701 and the Magicfelt Species Protection Linie made from the wool of endangered sheep breeds.