Project Description

Sheepskin slippers are wonderfully soft, cool in summer and warm in winter. They are resilient and washable.

Margaret Swiers and Sofie Steenberg both have many years’ experience making sheepskin slippers and other sheepskin products.

Margaret’s Slippers & Boots

Margaret Swiers has been making slippers and boots since 1986. At first, she worked at a farm but eventually went into business on her own. At the start, Margaret struggled, but persevered and is now enjoying the fruits of her labour. Margaret tans her own skins and makes the products her customers prefer. Margaret says of her accomplishment: “I feel a great sense of achievement to earn my own money.”
Step out in cosy comfort in a pair of Margaret’s slippers. You will find her at her home.

Sofie’s Handmade Slippers & Jackets

Sofie Steenberg has been making her trademark sheepskin slippers, boots and jackets for nearly 20 years. “It’s good to keep your hands busy,” she says. With the help of her husband, Alfred, Sofie tans her own raw material, brushes it to soften it, and then makes up her range of items. She also knits handspun wool and makes jerseys and slippers to order. She would love to pass on her skills to the next generation, and hopes the local school takes up her offer to teach youngsters about sheepskin.
Keep your feet warm and secure in one of Sophie’s slippers. You will find her at her home.