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Production process

There are two production approaches we use making felt shoes. The traditional method is wet-fetling - handmade process of making seamless shoes. The improvements in technology also allowed us to optimize the process by sewing shoes which made the shoes lighter and flexible to customize the design.

Wet felting process of slippers by TUMAR
 

Wet felting technology

We clean wool by removing all the dirt and raw hair. Wool fibers are then untangled, washed with hot water and dyed.

Wet felting process of slippers by TUMAR
Tumar delivers wholesale orders within 1.5 month by ensuring quality. MoQ is 100 pairs in one color. Production capacity 10,000 pair shoes a month. TUMAR is a wholesale producer of eco-friendly comfort shoes located in Kyrgyzstan.
Wet felting process of slippers by TUMAR
Tumar delivers wholesale orders within 1.5 month by ensuring quality. MoQ is 100 pairs in one color. Production capacity 10,000 pair shoes a month. TUMAR is a wholesale producer of eco-friendly comfort shoes located in Kyrgyzstan.

Sheep shearing takes place once a year in spring. Hair shaving tool is run along a sheep’s skin without cause any pain. 

 Sheep shearing

 Cleaning wool

We clean wool by removing all the dirt and raw hair. Wool fibers are then untangled, washed with hot water and dyed.

Wet felting

We make felt by adding hot water and soap to the cleaned wool. By rolling felt around shoe molds we regulate the shape.

Drying

After achieving the necessary shape, density and size, we dry them on  shoe molds.  Slippers  are then shaved on the surface to remove the loose fibers. 

Outsoles

After being dried, we glue and sew outsoles around the edges. Brand labels and additional bands are also sewn to the shoes at this stage. 

Wastewater

The water used for the felt-making process is then cleaned with the mechanical filtering system  and provided for planting at the local farms.  

Tumar is a wholesale producer of comfort shoes made of wool and chrome-free leather. Over 200 craftswomen involved in designing, making, assuring quality and promoting for B2B customers in USA, Canada, Europe and Japan. Tumar’s monthly production capacity is up to 10,000 pairs of shoes for the international market. The process of wet felting by TUMAR
 

Sewing technology

Sewn shoes are made of felt sheets by pattern cutting and sewing them together. 

Tumar offers brand customization feature for wholesale customers. The shoes can be modified according to the color chart. TUMAR is a wholesale producer of eco-friendly comfort shoes located in Kyrgyzstan.

Preparing felt sheets

We first prepare felt sheets by wet-felting wool and regulating to achieve the necessary thickness and density.  

Cutting & sewing

Felt sheets are then cut into shoe patterns designed for each model. The cut-outs are then sewn together on a machine.

Forming

The pre-forms are then worn on shoe molds, ironed on the outside and corrected to achieve the necessary shape.

Tumar offers brand customization feature for wholesale customers. The shoes can be modified according to the color chart. TUMAR is a wholesale producer of eco-friendly comfort shoes located in Kyrgyzstan.
 Tumar offers brand customization feature for wholesale customers. Brands can order shoes with individual logo design made of chrome-free leather, woven or embroidered. TUMAR is a wholesale producer of eco-friendly comfort shoes located in Kyrgyzstan.
 Tumar offers brand customization feature for wholesale customers. Brands can order shoes with individual logo design made of chrome-free leather, woven or embroidered. TUMAR is a wholesale producer of eco-friendly comfort shoes located in Kyrgyzstan.
 Tumar offers brand customization feature for wholesale customers. Brands can order shoes with individual logo design made of chrome-free leather, woven or embroidered. TUMAR is a wholesale producer of eco-friendly comfort shoes located in Kyrgyzstan.
 

Quality Standards

Due to the handmade production processes, some deviation from the standard parameters is inescapable. However, for each production process, quality indications are defined and checked during each stage of production. Such verification is complied with the international quality control system.

Shape

For compliance with the shape and size, each pair is measured and checked by special markings on shoe lasts.

Density

The standard is 0.27-0.28 gram / cm3. There are standardized thickness and weight measurements for each pair of felt slippers. The standard thickness for wet-felted slippers is 6.5 mm. The standard thickness for sewn slippers is 5.5 m. The soles of sewn slippers consist of two layers of felt with 4.5 mm thickness.

Color

Due to the handmade processes of production and use of heat and water, we allow 0-5%deviation from the reference color in Pantone TPX system. The quality of the applied dyes is determined by resistance to wet and dry methods of abrasion.

Gluing

The quality of gluing work (attaching a leather or rubber outsole to a slipper) is subject for external inspection and selective testing by twisting and tearing. All types of soles, except for rubber, must be stitched additionally around the perimeter of soles. The quality of glue and sole materials must be confirmed by quality certificates received by a supplier.

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