Why you shouldn’t wear slippers while you’re working from home

Having a presentable set of pajamas to hang around in is key—so why should your slipper game be any different? One of the biggest accessory trends of the spring 2021 season was the slipper shoe, so now is as good a time as any to complete your at-home loungewear look with a pair of luxurious slip-ons from one of these six styles of the best slippers for women.

You may have already invested in a pair of house shoes, but those who have yet to pamper themselves—and their feet!—with a warm and toasty slip-on might consider snagging one of these this holiday season. Think of it as a retreat for your feet, and there’s a handful of slipper personalities for the homebody at heart.

How about a luxurious pair of sherpa mules or plush slides, which are perfect for those with no plans to leave the house at all, or perhaps ultra-chic suede slip-ons from Khaite or Charvet—two styles so chic you’ll want to wear them out of the house.

You can also mentally escape from your home and check in to Hotel Loro Piana with its fabulously luxe checked version of the hotel-inspired slipper. Fashion maximalists might gravitate toward Bottega Veneta’s spongy bath slides, while the minimally minded would be more than happy in Everlane’s quilted duvet slippers. Or play dress-up with a pair of pom-pom-adorned smoking slippers or boudoir-inspired satin slip-ons. All of which would make equally great holiday gifts.

Whether it’s before bed, weekend mornings, or all day (we won’t judge), give your feet the comfort they deserve in one of these pairs of the best women's slippers.

You might want to give your working-from-home uniform – sweatpants on the bottom, Zoom-appropriate on top, slippers on feet – a tweak.

An expert has warned against wearing slippers day-in, day-out while working from home, suggesting your indoor shoes could damage your posture, pain, and overall health.

Eleanor Burt, also known as Posture Ellie, is a posture alignment therapist. She tells Metro.co.uk that going barefoot is the best thing you can do for your feet in lockdown.

She explains: ‘While slippers will certainly cause you fewer problems than the restrictive, supportive and heeled shoes most people wear most of the time (the majority of ‘normal’ high street shoes and trainers are all three of these things), slippers still serve a role in switching off the muscles and proprioceptors of the feet. This contributes to lazier and less balanced feet.

‘This essentially means the foundations of your body are off and this then feeds up the rest of the body and impacts how the rest of your body moves too.

‘We are all very indoctrinated into the rhetoric that our feet ‘need support’ and ‘need protection’, but actually by supporting and protecting our feet, we create extremely weak, stiff feet that don’t move as they are designed to.

‘This really has a significant impact that shouldn’t be scoffed at.

‘You know when you see older people shuffling around in their slippers, barely able to lift their feet off the floor? A big contributor to that will have been their footwear choices (and chair sitting).’

What Is a Shoe Rack?

A shoe rack is a storage unit designed for holding shoes. Shoe racks may be free-standing to place inside a closet or may be built into a closet organizer system. The right type of rack for you depends on the number of shoes you have to store and where in your home you want to store shoes.

Many people who have a large shoe collection have built-in racks in their bedroom closets. Each rack may hold several pairs of shoes. Some shoe racks are slanted wooden boards that have a strip running across the back to rest the heels of the shoes on so that the shoes are displayed for easy selection.

Other types of shoe holders are white metal stackable shelves that are either part of a closet shelving system or are a part of a free-standing rack. With the shelf type, you can just place pairs of shoes on the shelves side by side. Some kinds of shoe racks have curved wire loops that you place the shoes over.A shoe rack is an alternative to shoe boxes. Clear acrylic shoe boxes that each hold one pair of shoes can be stacked anywhere and some people prefer to use these for shoes not worn too often. Shoe boxes may be stored up high in a closet, while the racks are usually on the floor or at eye level to allow easy access to the shoes.

Why Non-woven bags is Eco- Friendly ?

Now that everyone has understood that plastic bags are non-biodegradable, the use of non-woven bags have become of primary importance. Even a non-woven bags manufacturer would tell you that it would be best to opt for these bags instead of plastic bags as they are eco-friendly. So what is exactly the reason ? Let's find out.

1) No harmful soot while burning

When you burn a normal bag, you notice there are a lot of soot and ash and also the smell of smoke. With non woven bags, there will not be any kind of toxic contaminants when you burn them. Since they are biodegradable in nature, the leftovers of the burn will get dissolved in the soil.

2) Recycle and reuse

Non-woven bags are known for this feature and you can safely use these bags over and over again.

3) Very cost effective

The simpler the bags, the better it is for the environment. Additionally, you should also consider the fact that these bags can be recycled and reused. So, even if you invest in the bag, it will be a one-time investment as you can recover the cost by reusing it.

4) Greater durability

The easiest way to understand the concept of reuse is by observing the number of times you can use the product without having to spend on something similar. Non-woven bags are just the perfect example of that. They are extremely durable making them easily reusable for further needs. Unlike plastic or other bags, the chances of these bags to wear down with age is quite slim.

The good news is that CaCO3 Filler Masterbatch can be used for Non-woven bags, which can be added up to 65%, help to reduce resin significantly.

Many major cities and corporations are cracking down and banning plastic bags in an effort to reduce pollution and save our oceans. But is that really the best approach? While plastic bags are “almost certainly the worst” of all options in terms of ocean pollution, according to Quartz, the issue gets a little murkier when you take other environmental issues into consideration.

As it turns out, canvas bags might be less eco-friendly than plastic bags because they’re often made of cotton, which requires more energy and water to produce. According to one study from 2011, a cotton bag’s carbon footprint is 598.6 pounds of CO2, compared to 3.48 pounds for a standard plastic bag made from high-density polyethylene. Researchers concluded that it might actually be better to reuse those plastic bags you get from the supermarket, then recycle them once they’re no longer viable.

Similarly, a 2018 recent study from Denmark found that low-density polyethylene bags wreaked the least damage on the planet of all the different types of bag studied. (However, it’s important to note that ocean pollution was not taken into account in that particular study, and that plastic can still severely harm marine life and ecosystems.) Representatives of Denmark's Ministry of Environment and Food determined that conventional cotton bags would have to be reused 7100 times to match the cumulative environmental performance of a plastic bag. Organic cotton bags are even worse, because those would need to be reused 20,000 times.

Backpacks were once considered casual and suited only for travel or for students who needed to lug books by the kilos. It was a hard-working bag meant for the wearer’s comfort.

But as offices become more mobile with laptops and assorted gadgetry (chargers, tabs, power banks and mobile phones), a backpack has become the goto workbag. Add to this the rise of a casual corporate culture, where athleisure is kosher at the workplace and sneakers are subbing in for high heels for women and dress shoes for men, and backpacks are strictly formal now.

Making and selling backpacks and travel bags — of burlap and vegan leather — is how Samriddh Burman, Karuna Parikh and Rewant Lokesh of Kolkata came together to start The Burlap People.