Name: Padraig Cottage
Products: Handmade Slippers
Manufactured In: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Where to Buy: The company’s website and over 130 locations across Canada
Canadian Owned: Yes
Padraig Cottage has been making hand-crocheted slippers since 1977. The family business was founded by Helen Long at her home to support her young family. The slippers quickly grew in popularity and soon demand outgrew what Helen could produce on her own. To increase production, Helen hired other local women who could work from home.
Today, Padraig Cottage slippers are sold at over 130 independent retailers across Canada and shipped to other countries, too, via their website. Despite the large volume sold, all their slippers are still hand-dyed and hand-crocheted in North Vancouver to ensure each pair meets the company’s high standards.
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