For this month's We Heart, let us introduce you to Baabushka.
They're creators of the best cozy handmade wool-felt slippers and one-of-a-kind merino wool knit accessories that are luxuriously soft, warm, and colorful.
Baabushka is a woman-owned business in Santa Cruz, CA, that offers fair-trade, hand-made, cozy wool slippers and booties. It's eco-friendly footwear is made using traditional felting techniques handed down through generations of Nepali artisans. With your choice of soles made from supple buffalo leather or all-natural rubber, you can wear your Baabushka’s indoors or out.
Made from all-natural wool sourced from New Zealand, and colored with eco-friendly, amino-free dyes, Baabushka’s slippers and booties are anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, and resistant to picking up scents and dirt. With wool being nature's ultimate renewable resource, Baabushka’s products are not only good for your feet, they’re good for the planet.
Its support and efforts.
Baabushka is committed to fair trade and fair employment. Every purchase supports high-paying jobs for Nepali female artisans. It takes half a day to craft a single pair of slippers, and you’ll know who created it, as every product features a personally stitched signature by the artisan who made it. Your purchase is a contribution to these women's financial empowerment. By securing their income, you are promoting their independence, providing their children the opportunity to attend school, and enabling their expanded role in their developing society's economic growth.
They also donates a percentage of all sales to Global Citizen, a non-profit that works around the world with the goal of ending extreme poverty.
Check them out.
Here's a special offer from Baabushka, simply head directly to their store here and use code ANNMARIESKINCARE for 15% off.