Caring For Your Slippers
75 YEARS OF COMFORT
Draper of Glastonbury started making sheepskin footwear over 75 years ago, the company is still owned by the same family. Today the Draper brand is synonymous with top quality slippers handmade to the highest standards and sold to the best stores worldwide.
There is a rich history of sheepskin in the Glastonbury area, showing evidence of leathermaking on our site in 1888 and the Glastonbury area itself has been famous for sheepskin since the 12th century when the Glastonbury monks started tanning skins.
Natural sheepskin in unequaled for its comfort and wearing properties and Drapers maintain the link with tradition by continuing to use the finest materials available coupled with the skill of our craftsmen.
We hope you will enjoy the comfort and warmth of your new Draper of Glastonbury sheepskin slippers. They each take around 4 weeks to make as they are individually hand-made. To care for the slipper, suede must be kept dry, do not immerse in water. If they do get wet some suede colours can stain lighter colours that they may come into contact with, please also let them dry naturally. The suede nap can then be ‘buffed up’ with a brush. Clean leathers with a damp cloth or mild detergent & remove the moisture with a dry cloth afterwards. The sheepskin fleece can also be rubbed with a damp cloth or mild detergent & remove the moisture with a dry cloth afterwards. The wool can be brushed or combed to renew its appearance.