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Kickstarter‘s #1 best-selling shoe is back with an extra purpose. Turn invisible problems into documentaries that report social issues
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At Tropicfeel we believe the real story requires taking a step backward. We want to start from the beginning, from where you need to begin to understand the message. That's why we joined forces with Eldorado, to give voice to the people who live the story. 

Along with making the documentary, the money raised through this campaign will allow us to provide exclusive limited-edition rewards, administer our crowdfunding project and help to shape a better future.  

It’s incredibly important that we remain transparent, so we created this handy chart to show you exactly where your hard-earned money will go. 

Kickstarter‘s #1 best selling shoe is back with an extra purpose. Canyon is the all-terrain sneaker with 4-in-1 versatility: providing the benefits of aqua shoes, the comfort of sports shoes, the technical outsole materials of hiking shoes, and the styling of your favorite daily pieces.

The 20L Cruiser Backpack is your must-pack travel gear for your next vacation. It fits in your pocket, it's great for wet and dry conditions and provides you maximum comfort.   

The growing demand of avocado has given illegal cultivation a chance for expanding the business, and entire forests are being replaced by avocado farms. As a consequence, several species and natural resources have become endangered in one of the most special forest in the world, Sierra De Bahoruco, listed as a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco.

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Over the last eight years the number of avocado exports has experienced a sustained growth, increasing by 150% and jumping from 11.4 to 30 millions of units. 

The avocado tree consumes a large amount of water. To produce just one kilogram of this fruit, 1000L is needed. That is four times as much as than oranges need, and ten times more than tomatoes. Meanwhile, climate change is hitting the Caribbean, and the Dominican Republic is facing its most severe drought over the past 30 years.    

Illegal farming has now reached the cloud forests in the middle of the mountain. This forest can produce water even without rain. Continuing at this rate, the mountain could go dry in just a few years. 

"On the border of the Dominican Republic with Haiti, logging for the illegal cultivation is causing of avocado is causing the deforestation of one of the most biodiverse areas of the all island."

Mario Davalos has had the privilege to travel and work in some of the most remote and pristine locations on Earth. But Sierra de Bahoruco still holds a special place in his heart. He is conscious that one person cannot fix this environmental threat over the Dominican Republic on their own. However, it is possible if we all act together in raising awareness and working towards real change. 

Tropicfeel

Most funded shoe brand on Kickstarter history. We make versatile and sustainable travel gear to span people's lives while leaving a positive impact on the planet.

El Dorado 

Preserving nature by unveiling its beauty through insightful stories, Eldorado is an editorial environment showcasing travel narratives for the post-tourism era. 

Updated: October 2019

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Risks and challenges

We understand and acknowledge that no project comes without risks and challenges. Despite our planning, there are circumstances that may be out of our control. If we are met with these, we promise to communicate with full transparency to you.

This trailer was made using reference images (stock images, tv sources, etc.), to give a visual idea of the documentary we want to make.

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