Our Bandajanas slipper is designed with great passion in the Netherlands and is produced as sustainably as possible in China, Thailand and Europe.
In China we visited a number of factories and had different samples made and endlessly tested for comfort. In the end we made a choice for a manufacturer that also produces slippers for Ralph Lauren and Guess and meets all certificates in which child labor is excluded. This company considers sustainable entrepreneurship to be of paramount importance by, among other things, the choice of materials and a nice development program for its employees.
"We do not want to make fancy slippers by exploited people on bare feet ..."
Most of the material for the slippers is made in Europe from residual materials from the textile industry.
Then the tire sets are knotted with great pleasure by social workshops in the Netherlands.
The accessories are handmade by adults in Thailand and Indonesia. Unique foot jewelery that is manufactured with much love.
The Bandajanas slippers are now sold in stores in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal.
Unfortunately we are already copied. We find it a great compliment that we are so popular, but rather do business honestly and find it annoying that money is earned with 'fast copy trade'. We just continue to develop our concept, which is what we have been good at.