An umlaut above U is rather rare in the French language. But this special character exists in the dialect of Provence and there "Caussün" describes a slipper. It is also about slippers, especially sustainable ones. Philippe Aguad came up with the idea in the middle of the pandemic in 2020.
The manufacturer of hotel slippers, which are naturally degradable, found no more customers because all the hotels were closed. So the Frenchman developed slippers for the home made from recycled wool. The first Caussün model was born.
About a year later, the range has grown: there are slippers in different shapes and in three natural shades, which are based on the wool-color from the sheep and are not dyed. The wool comes from the Massif Central in France, where Caussün collects wool waste from a comber in the Ardèche, i.e. wool with fibers that are too short and not suitable for industrial processing, thus saving it from destruction.
The slippers are produced in Portugal. The retail price is between €35 and €39.