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Draper of Glastonbury started making Sheepskin Footwear over 80 years ago, the company is still owned by the same family. Today the Draper brand is synonymous with top quality boots, slippers and gloves 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 leather making 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 unequalled 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, boots or gloves.They each will 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, let them dry naturally. The suede and leather colours are colourfast, so the colours should not stain other objects that they touch. The suede nap can be ‘buffed up' with a stiff brush, or wipe with a damp cloth and mild detergent and leave to dry naturally in a cool area away from sunlight. Clean leathers with a damp cloth and mild detergent and remove the moisture with a dry cloth afterwards. The sheepskin fleece can also be rubbed with a damp cloth and mild detergent and remove the moisture with a dry cloth afterwards. The wool can be brushed or combed to renew its appearance.
You can protect your suede, leather or sheepskin by using our protector spray, and you can use our 'sheepskin care kit' for cleaning. We also sell replacement sheepskin insoles for our slippers and boots. All of these can be found under the 'accessories' heading at the top menu.