We ensure that all of the materials and manufacturing processes in BureBure are environmentally friendly. Much of wool we use comes from our farmstead ForestSheep in Moletai, Lithuania, which is surrounded by natural forests and lakes. Sheep from an ancient Skudden breed grow there in natural conditions. They roam freely in unmanaged pastures, which were never fertilized, and are sheared carefully by human hands. We also collect wool from neighbouring farmsteads or import some from ethical businesses abroad.
Preserving genetic diversity
As a small socially responsible business we feel the need to preserve genetic resources of the environment we live in. Ancient sheep breeds are undeservedly depreciated in main sheep farms where profit from large amount of meat, milk and wool is preferred to wide genetic spectrum. Over thousands of years, traditional sheep breeds adapted to natural climate changes and developed specific features, such as strength and immunity, which mustn’t vanish because of human consumerism. This is why we gradually reduce production from imported, artificially-dyed wool and replace it with natural undyed materials.
Eco-friendly wool processing methods are applied in BureBure studio, because we believe that footwear manufacturers must be responsible and attentive to environmental issues. Thus, while felting, we only add the purest, non allergenic ingredients - clean water and ecologic soap.
It takes up to two weeks to get a pair of BureBure slippers since we only start felting after the order is confirmed. This is not the only way how we reduce wasting: we use 80 percent of our local resources and other materials are mostly recycled. For example, we import Indian silk leftovers, which are thrown out after sewing saris.
We highly advice our customers to check how their items are made. Therefore, we are happy to give detailed answers to every question, and propose a perfect pair of slippers according to individual needs.