Using the wool from her Gotland sheep from the family farm in the Northern part of Denmark in 1993, Nanny Glerup handcrafted a pair of felted indoor shoes that were loved by family and friends so much that the hobby quickly turned into a small-scale production. Over the following years, Nanny and her husband Ove worked hard to improve Glerups footwear. Through tenacity and inventiveness, numerous machines were developed to keep up with the growing demand. Today, after 23 years of research and development, Glerups have perfected the wool mix. This has been achieved by blending Gotland wool with quality wool from New Zealand farmers including Landcorp farms and has had positive feedback from wearers especially in today’s market where consumers want to know the underlying values and ethics of brands and more importantly the source of raw materials that goes into products.
New Zealand farmers meet Glerups high standards for consistent quality and humane animal welfare, with the base product being fully traceable.
The unique feature of felted wool sees therapeutic benefits when they are worn directly against the skin. The 16mm felted wool top, and the vegetable tanned calfskin soles offer maximum thermal insulation. This level of insulation is far greater than a single layer of sheepskin. The brand's loyal following know that the 100 percent pure natural wool shoes are still handcrafted with love and care from sheep to feet.
Glerups are widely distributed throughout New Zealand by Danish by design and in Australia by design Denmark. Future stockists are invited to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.