Charentaise, Fargeot Furka, Marine
Charentaise, Fargeot Furka, Marine

Charentaise, Fargeot Furka, Marine

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The original French wool slippers are here!

The Charentaise felt slippers originally from Charente in France were created in the 17th century, during the reign of world-renowned king Louis the 14th. They were made out of felt scraps from the Royal Navy. Felt was at the time the fabric used to make capes. Subsequently, their manufacturing grew thanks to the felt used in the paper industry. The paper production was well developed in Charente, especially in the area around Angoulême. After extensive use in paper-making machines, the “compressed” felt became waterproof; an ideal material for comfortable, warm and handy slippers.

Originally, Charentaises were fitted inside clogs in order to improve comfort while keeping feet warm. Later, they were mainly used by domestic workers in French noble households. Servants could easily move around the house without waking the masters, while also polishing the floorboards.

In the early 20th century, a shoemaker (from Charente!) had the brilliant idea to equip the slipper with a hard sole: The real Charentaise that we know today was born.


Please note: The slippers are small in the size.
We recommend going up 2 sizes compared to boot sizes or 1 size up from sneaker sizes!

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We are a small dynamic team with an exceptional product know-how. We belive that a proper wardrobe takes years to build up, which reflects in our selection of high quality timeless goods.


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