How we make them

North Star Trading Co., started up in business in 1978. The first product we ever made was a four piece triange hat, but over the years our product line has grown to include four styles of sheepskin slippers, five different hats, and a smattering of leather goods. All our patterns are our own design and represent years of fine tuning. All of the work is done at our workshop on Whidbey Island, WA.

Making Sheepskin HatsWe’re a pretty small company, and we keep a close watch on quality control. We ship our products all over the world, but we have a local following too. You may not need a second pair for yourself, but once you’ve experienced the comfort of sheepskin, you’ll probably buy for your loved ones too!

We’re proud to have been part of the Pike Place Market community since 1978, handcrafting all of our products on beautiful Whidbey Island. After so long in the business, we have established a great relationship with our customers, who come from all over the world.

Shearing lambskin has many fantastic properties as foot-wear. With the wool tanned on the hide, it is able to breathe and circulate while keeping you warmer and drier then it’s acrylic counterparts. Clean up is simple, use mild soap and warm water to spot treat, then let them dry away from direct heat (you can also sprinkle corn starch into your slipper to revitalize the wool inside.

Whether you are snuggled up on the couch or out walking the dog, nothing feels quite like a pair of North Star sheepskin slippers.