Are you looking for some unique, great fitting slippers? Look no further! CONTEST CLOSED. WINNER ANNOUNCED.

Thank you all for reading my blog and entering in this giveaway. I just love these slippers and it's really interesting to read how they are made.
So drumroll please, the winner is.........

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71
Timestamp: 2009-02-06 01:37:40 UTC

Kara, with the following comment:
Each Item is unique...no two are exactly alike. I love that!

Kara, I've send you a mail too.

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Thanks from coming by via the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival!


There's nothing more comfortable than to have some nice fitting, cozy slippers on your feet in the evening. Jamie's been asking for a while to review/test something and he really needed slippers so it was his turn.
Satch & Sol has the cutest slippers ever!! I'm not kidding, if Abby hadn't had any already I would have gotten her some slippers from Satch & Sol too!
I absolutely love the Tulip slippers, they are my favorite!

How cute are these little puppies?

Jamie could pick the slippers he wanted and he chose the woolly grey hitch slippers. They arrived beautifully wrapped and Jamie was so excited to open the package!

As soon as he opened the wrapping paper, he couldn't wait to try them on. This is his take on them, and I quote:
"They are really comfortable, they feel really good on my feet. They warm my feet up really fast. I have the best slippers in the house!"

I have to say they are some cool looking slippers!!

A little more about the company Satch & Sol:

For the love of family and earth, Satch & Sol partners with fair trade artisan cooperatives worldwide and strives to be eco-friendly through product selection and business practices.

We celebrate the artist for the unique quality each brings to the collection. The Artists of Mongolia apply traditional felting and knitting skills to create beauty and quality for the Satch & Sol collection. We are expanding by adding collections from around the world where artistic beauty abounds. Handmade processes ensure that no two items are ever exactly alike.

Born in 2008, Satch & Sol (pronounced like the Spanish "sol" meaning sun) is the beloved business of Susan Bell with assistance and support of her family - Sam, Solomon & Satchel.
For more about the Satch & Sol collection, current endeavors, and life as an importer, mom and entrepreneur, please see Susan's blog.


Susan has very generously offered to give away 1 pair of slippers from Satch & Sol to one very lucky reader of A latte in the morning!!! 
To win this prize:
For 1 entry: check out Satch & Sol, and let me know something you learned from the handmade process, it's pretty amazing what these Mongolian artists do!!!
For a 2nd entry: become a follower of A latte in the morning
For a 3rd entry: sign up for Satch & Sol's newsletter, let me know you did so in a separate comment. The deadline for this giveaway is 02/04/09, the winner will be emailed and announced on Feb.05, 09. (giveaway is for US & Canada)
As this isn't amazing enough, Susan is also offering my readers a 15% savings code on everything in the online boutique (except gift certificates). This code will be valid till Feb. 05, 09, use code latte15 at check-out.
Thanks Susan, we're big fans of Satch & Sol!

113 comments:

nanja said...

The handmade process means no 2 items are ever exactly alike. I think it's admirable that Satch & Sol is applying for membership to the Fair Trade Federation.Love the little slippers. Thank you!
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nanja said...

I am a follower
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nanja said...

I'm subscribed to the feed via google reader
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MonkeyBaby said...

I learned that the handmade felted slippers are made of a seamless piece of wool using traditional felting techniques including stretching, boiling and shrinking.

MonkeyBaby said...

i'm a follower

Rebecca R. said...

So incredible to think of the work that goes into each pair with the hand felting, hand sewing, dying, painting, etc.! What a great giveaway, and an awesome company!

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Rebecca R. said...

I became a follower of your blog.
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DEBIJOT said...

the company strives to be eco-friendly

DEBIJOT said...

follower on blogger

Dina said...

She likes adding designs, especially gardens, to the beautiful grown-up slippers handmade in Mongolia.

Dina said...

I am a follower.

cdziuba said...

I learned all about their gift wrap options, which are all eco-friendly:

Select from three eco-conscious gift wrap options:

Option Description
Standard (free / default) If no wrap or bag is selected, your purchase is automatically wrapped in 100% recycled/recyclable brown Kraft paper and tied with raspberry raffia. If your purchase is a gift, you may write a message to the recipient in the comments section at checkout. This message will be handwritten into a brown Kraft gift card.

Gift wrap ($6) If you add gift wrap to your shopping cart, your gift will be presented in 100% recycled paper elegantly printed with soy ink by www.GreenGirlGiftWrap.com and tied with brown raffia or biodigradable brown ribbon. Please type a message in the comments area at checkout. This message will be handwritten into a gift card of recycled paper sewn to recycled/recyclable brown Kraft paper with envelope.

Cloth bag Cloth bag options are COMING SOON. .

cdziuba said...

I follow.

Danielle said...

Wow that seems like a ton of work for a pair of slippers from the streaching to the boiling & shrinking wow! I like that they are eco friendly!

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Abby said...

I love that they are striving to be eco-friendly!

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JeansandTs said...

These slippers are stretched boiled and shrunk in MONGOLIA!! Americans are too lazy to go to all this trouble for a cute pair of slippers. Good thing we have Mongolians! JeansandTs@hotmail.com

.lou said...

I love seeing the pictures of real craftsman with heaps of wool at their feet, shaping it into something unique, instead of a bustling factory line. I'm so glad that Satch & Sol are giving these people a chance to share their fine work and to receive fair compensation for it.

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.lou said...

I subscribed.

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.lou said...

I also signed up for Satch & Sol's newsletter. Thanks!

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gkstratos said...

I learned that it takes a whole lot of work and skill. Lovely product and what a great company.
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Subscriber
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Following you
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Nicole said...

That's neat that each is unique and they have sizes from 0-10 years.

Celeste said...

It is one seemless piece! that's cool.

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Celeste said...

following

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Cool Crafty Mom said...

They're made from a seamless piece of wool and they're very ecofriendly.

Kaycee said...

They are one seemless piece of felted wool. Thats amazing!

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Kaycee said...

I follow!

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Kaycee said...

I subscribe via google reader too!

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sushi_noem said...

The wool slippers are made from one seamless piece of wool that's felted by boiling, shaping, and stretching.

Audrey B said...

I like the doggie ones the best but are sold out, so i like the blue/blue mocassins for my son, very nice

ecky said...

i learned that each item is unique due to hand-cutting, hand-dying, hand-painting, hand-knitting, or hand-sewing. that's amazing!
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coriwestphal said...

I learned every thing is handmade and any machines used are hand run. Incredible that a product is produced without a big pollution filled factory and 2000 underpaid, overworked employees. I think we could learn something from these artists!

coriwestphal said...

I'm a follower.

coriwestphal said...

And I've subscribed via google.

sunnymum said...

I really like how they try to minimize waste, by re-using packaging, shipping and gift wrap materials (or using ones that are re-usable). A great fit for their fair trade products! Thanks for the chance to win!

Staci said...

I learned that the camel wool slippers are sewn together using both hand-operated machine and hand-sewing. This may leave some differences between each product, but it is truly amazing!
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Staci said...

I'm now following you.
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furygirl3132 said...

Handmade woolen felted slippers are patiently made of one seamless piece of felted wool using the traditional felting process including stretching, boiling and shrinking. Suede soles are stitched on by hand. Woolen felt is hand-dyed and hand-painted, thus resulting in slight variations of color between separately dyed items. Hand-wash or machine-wash delicate/cold. Re-shape and lay flat to dry. Felted wool holds shape well over time.
These looks so nice and look like a lot of hard work went into making them, thanks so much for such a fantastic opportunity!

Eloise
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furygirl3132 said...

I am also following your blog!

Eloise
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furygirl3132 said...

I have also signed up for the Satch and Sol newsletter.

Eloise
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kenan and tree said...

i learned that the dying & cutting by hand make each pair artistically unique. Also love that they are fair trade!

Really cool slippers!

Carolsue said...

Satch & Sol partners only with artists involved in fair trade entities.
I love the Sunflower slippers!
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Carolsue said...

I follow you
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Carolsue said...

I subscribe via Yahoo reader
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Lori A. said...

These are great looking slippers! Very cute. Since they're handmade, no 2 are alike - you always have your very own unique item! :)

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Anissa said...

Well since they are handmade that means that each one is unique (like a snowflake) and you have a one of a kind:)

Lori A. said...

I am a follower! :)

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Jennifer said...

Each slipper is a seamless piece of 100% felted wool. WOW!

Lori A. said...

I signed up for the newsletter :)


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Halifax said...

I like the fact that 2 pairs cannot look exactly the same thanks to the handmade process. That way, we appreciate the work of the artists even more

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Momtothreebabies said...

oh my goodness the work that goes into them. and to think that you have a very unique- truly one of a kind product. these people amaze me! the stretching, the boiling, my goodness. they are inspirations!
great giveaway!!!!
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Crystal said...

I learned that they are made using a traditional felting process including stretching, boiling and shrinking. Thanks for the great giveaway!

jennifer57 said...

I learned they are working to implement all-natural (berry and wood) dyes for all slipper styles.

Very nice slippers!

calabaza said...

I read the blog post about the lead testing. I would assume these don't have lead, but what a financial responsibility to have to test for it!

Amy T said...

I learned that woolen felt is hand-dyed and hand-painted - sounds amazing.

Tamra said...

I love handmade items! I love that these are hand dyed.

sherri419 said...

I love that these are handmade so that no two pair are ever exactly the same. Makes each pair even more special!!!Kudos for fair trade too!!!

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daytoncat said...

I appreciate that Satch and Sol is active in the fair trade initiative. The slippers ar beautiful but knowing that a child did not toil over them makes them even more so!

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Tori said...

I learned that they use all-natural dyes, like from berries. That's really cool.

The Basgier Family said...

It is crazy that they are boiled! summe21 at aol.com

Mia J. said...

They are all unique due to hand dying, hand cutting, hand painting etc. No two are exactly alike.

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this!
I would love to win. I learned that no 2 items are ever alike.
Thank you
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suburban prep said...

Being a knitter I appreciate the hardwork and time that goes into each piece of artwork. They are all unique pieces and each is individual to that particular piece. Stunning.

Reeva said...

i like how they reduce waste

I'm having so much fun making friends and blog-hopping again this year.

Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I hope I'm chosen as the lucky winner!!!

Reeva said...

i'm a follower.

cstironkat said...

I learned that Satch & Sol partners with fair trade artisan cooperatives worldwide to bring handmade children's clothing to you.

I love the puppy slippers they are adorable.

gahome2mom said...

Adorable! Handmade by artist worldwide. Thanks.

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

each is one of a kind

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

100th follower

Kara said...

Each item is unique... no two are exactly alike. I love that!
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guru said...

Love the slippers! It's hard to believe they are made out of a single piece of wool.

remarker said...

Amazing- I learned that the slippers are made with 1 seamless piece of felt - they must be comfortable!

wildflower00 said...

seamless felt. boil process no 2 slippers are ever a like a lot of work goes into making just 1 pair of these cute and unique slippers
Thank you for being part of the Bloggy giveaway.
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Audra Marie said...

They are carefully sewn together using both hand operated machines and hand sewing. :) So cute, thanks for hosting! :)


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Not the Queen said...

I like how eco-friendly they're trying to be.

Chantelle said...

they are made from seamless pieces of wool! What a great prize! Thanks for sharing.
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Cristina said...

I was in China (south of Mongolia) in September and there are a lot of cooperatives set-up. Mainly with US handmade operations.

The working conditions we witnessed were good. granted nothing like American working conditions, but still still rather nice. I was quite surprised. Some of the artisian workshops were actually quite pretty. I even wanted to stay behind and work there. :)

demmi said...

that no two will ever me exactly alike con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Stephanie said...

Love that each slipper has its own personality. yeah for fair trade.
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Laura said...

Woolen felt is hand-dyed and hand-painted--how cool is that??!!

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Nana*2*4 said...

That the sweaters are hand knitted from needles and not machines.

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Nana*2*4 said...

I am Following

Nana*2*4 said...

I have subscribed to Satch & Sol's newsletter

rebecca said...

I love that the slippers are made from one seamless piece of felted wool. Handmade items are always so interesting!

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Maggie said...

Camels wool slippers are carefully sewn together using both hand-operated machine and hand-sewing. Cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy said...

Too cute! Love that they are handmade and unique...and the gift wrapping is too cool! My son would love these!

Jessica said...

I like that they are seamless. I also love the fact that no two are alike.

Wehaf said...

Because the slippers are first knit and then felted, they are seamless!

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lace said...

There are no two slippers alike.

Wow! mongolia is very large and I loved seeing the photos of their houses (tents?).

ktanjatk said...

I learned that slippers are made of a seamless piece of wool using traditional felting techniques including stretching, boiling and shrinking.

Thanks :)

noreen said...

slippers are stretched boiled and shrunk, wow!!

Ebie said...

i like the pink flower moc
i learned it's all one piece of wool, which sounds hard to me

Jill W said...

Woolen felt is hand-dyed and hand-painted, thus resulting in slight variations of color between separately dyed items.

thanks

Jill W said...

new follower, thanks

fkhan247 said...

i found it very interesting that there is little difference between the right and left boot. The left boot is tagged allowing the wearer to break in right versus left for a comfy individual fit.

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Msplumuniq said...

In "The Big Slipper Project" I was impressed at how those boys selected odds n ends from her sewing collection to decorate the slippers, such as buttons and Halloween costume bits & pieces.

Msplumuniq said...

I subscribed to the post reader.

christin said...

traditional felting techniques are used to make these, including stretching, boiling and shrinking...pretty cool stuff:) thanks!
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christin said...

i follow:) thanks!
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Veronica said...

I absolutely love and admire the company for trying to be eco-friendly! Wonderful news to my ears. Thanks for a great giveaway :)

Carolyn said...

I love these! I learned that the artists use traditional felting and knitting skills to create beauty and quality for the Satch & Sol collection.

john ferris said...

Handmade slippers are the best.

Beth said...

It is really neat that since they are handmade no two are alike. They go through a lot of steps to get the final product.

wigget said...

they use one seamless piece of felted wool using the traditional felting process including stretching, boiling and shrinking

kathy pease said...

Camels wool slippers are carefully sewn together using both hand-operated machine and hand-sewing. Hand-wash or machine-wash delicate/cold. Re-shape and lay flat to dry.

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chani said...

Their business practices are modeled after Coop America standards.

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Handmade woolen felted slippers are patiently made of one seamless piece of felted wool using the traditional felting process including stretching, boiling and shrinking. Suede soles are stitched on by hand. Woolen felt is hand-dyed and hand-painted, thus resulting in slight variations of color between separately dyed items. Hand-wash or machine-wash delicate/cold. Re-shape and lay flat to dry. Felted wool holds shape well over time!

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I am a follower!

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calgirl said...

I subscribe.

calgirl said...

I like the winter white moc.

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