Reindeer skins for Christmas
Who doesn’t want Reindeer at Christmas? Now you can have you’re own bit of festive cheer all year round to dig your toes into – Green Shoes, the ethical shoe makers from Devon, have got a limited supply for Reindeer skins for sale.
“These beautiful skins are ideal for draping over sofas or softening floorboards,” says the blurb. “In the Arctic circle as we saw, the indigenous Sami people use every part of the reindeer for food, clothing and decoration.”
The hides come from Norwegian Reindeer and are a by-product of the meat industry.
To bag yourself a Reindeer rug, pop over to the Green Shoes site. They are very limited and will set you back a cool £120.
While you’re there you can check out what the Green Shoes people get up to, with their shoemaking workshops, and their hand-crafted shoes and accessories for all.
They even have a vegan range, made with Lorica. Here’s what they say: “All Green Shoes footwear, and many of our accessories, are available for those who don’t wish to wear leather.”
With their standards and attention to detail, Green Shoes are not the cheap end of the market, but they are certainly worth checked out – there’s a list of venues you’ll be able to see them in the run up to Christmas. And if they are on yours – or someone else’s wish list – maybe a gift voucher would be the way to go.
Green Shoes are based in Moretonhampstead.