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Padraig Cottage

Helen made her first pair of slippers for her young son in the winter of 1977, they had a hand cut sheepskin sole and a crocheted upper made with hand spun raw wool, in a few years they would become known as the Original Padraig Slipper. Since Helen started selling her wears at local craft markets, the slipper line and the company have grown and evolved. Employing more than thirty local artisans and support staff, independently owned and operated in North Vancouver, ensuring product quality and support of the local community. They produce original quality products made by skilled artisans, using natural materials while accepting the importance of both the community and the environment.