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Here at Draper of Glastonbury we have been manufacturing high quality shearling footwear in our factory here in England since 1937. We are experts and specialists when it comes to genuine shearling slippers and boots, and we are a fourth generation family business. We work only with the finest quality natural materials of leather, suede and shearling, because of its durability and natural ability to keep your feet warm and comfortable. Shearling style slippers are available in many different designs. We specialise in traditional English designs, but also offer modern detailing to appeal to an ever discerning customer. Each pair is handmade, and goes through a vigorous quality control before being finished. They take around four weeks to make from start to finish, and we have expert craftsmen who specialise in each and every stage of production.

Handmade in Great Britain since 1937

We started making sheepskin footwear over 80 years ago, and the company is still owned by the same family. 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.

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Genuine shearling slipper boots are available, along with slip on styles, Grecian styles, moccasin styles and outdoor soled styles too. As well as shearling boots and shearling slippers, we sell shearling shoes and shearling gloves too, as well as many other accessories such as rugs and insoles. Our factory was founded in 1937 by Richard Jack Draper, who originally produced safety gloves for the second world war effort. The skill in the local area was with shearling, dating back to the 12th century AD, and so through natural progression the business began making shearling slippers soon after. They were a tremendous success, and are still the core of our range today. 

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