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UK label Shoegarden launches office-friendly slipper line

A retailer is calling on Brits to wear their slippers to the office in a nod to changing attitudes in the workplace.

UK label Shoegarden claims itss range of loungewear is so comfortable that wearing it can boost your mood and even improve productivity at work.

A spokesperson for the company said: ‘It is now increasingly acceptable to dress in an off duty, effortless style. 

‘We feel employees should work in comfort and we therefore sell a huge variety of indoor slippers with contoured footbed insoles to ensure utmost comfort and foot support.’ 

 

Would you wear slippers to work? Footwear label Shoegarden is calling on Brits to wear their slippers to the office in a nod to changing attitudes in the workplace

Shoegarden sells a range of designs – such as their ‘Grizzly clog’ – which combine wool and cork, meaning they can be worn inside or outside in dry weather.

The footwear brand says its designs, which come in a selection of colours, help to ‘facilitate modern lifestyles’. 

Shoegarden champions natural materials that are ‘good for the feet’, and claims its staff all wear slippers (women’s styles are priced between £34.99 and £79.99) around their headquarters.

The spokesperson added: ‘We have found this to be tremendously beneficial for our workplace performance.’

The trend for loungewear as outerwear may be gaining credence in fashion circles, but remains a divisive issue among polite society.

The footwear brand say their designs, which come in a selection of colours, help to 'facilitate modern lifestyles' and can even improve productivity at work

The footwear brand say their designs, which come in a selection of colours, help to ‘facilitate modern lifestyles’ and can even improve productivity at work

The end of Monday blues? Shoegarden sell a range of designs which combine wool and cork meaning they can be worn inside or outside in dry weather

The end of Monday blues? Shoegarden sell a range of designs which combine wool and cork meaning they can be worn inside or outside in dry weather

 In January his year, Findern Primary School in Derby raised eyebrows after announcing plans to let its pupils wear slippers in the classroom.

It came after a a 10-year study by Bournemouth University suggested children who learned with no shoes on were more likely to behave better and obtain good grades. 

It also found that removing shoes in the classroom created a calmer and quieter environment, even reducing bullying in some cases. 

Meanwhile, the trend for ‘pyjama dressing’ is taking the fashion world by storm with designer trouser suits filtering down from the catwalks and into high street stores.  

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