We think slippers deserve the same care and attention as any pair of shoes, and that's just how we make them - with traditional shoe making techniques and the best natural materials we can find.
Each pair of A Andreassen mules and slippers has been hand crafted by European artisans using fine natural materials. From pattern cutting, through turning to finishing there are as many as 50 steps involved in the making of each pair.
The Best Natural Materials
Our mules are made from vegetable tanned leathers which are certified by The Tuscany Vegetable Tanners Consortium. Their “Pelle Conciata al Vegetale in Toscana” (Tuscan Vegetable Tanned Leather) seal guarantees quality and traces the origin of all its leathers.
We use an aniline leather called vacchetta which has no coating and so the natural grain is clearly shown in the final finish. Subsequently, only the finest hides are used. Vegetable tanning is the most traditional and the only method that enhances the leather’s natural characteristics and beauty.
Lightweight but durable, Italian wool felt is the ideal material for slippers. It's breathable and naturally keeps your feet warm when it's cold and cool in warm weather, so they're not just for winter. You can brush it dry, it's strong and soft. What more could you want?
The woven heart alone takes 10 steps to make
SQ_A.A Making of the elskling heart from A. ANDREASSEN on Vimeo.