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The I Know Jane shoes collapse FLAT for Easy Packing!  Get out of heels in seconds!  Shoes have arch support--super comfortable! Christmas backer certificate now available for all reward levels $60 and up!
The I Know Jane shoes collapse FLAT for Easy Packing! Get out of heels in seconds! Shoes have arch support--super comfortable! Christmas backer certificate now available for all reward levels $60 and up!
The Shoes (with arch support) + Bag (the shoes collapse flat to fit into bag)
The Shoes (with arch support) + Bag (the shoes collapse flat to fit into bag)
The I Know Jane Shoe (with arch support) + Custom Fabric Bag (the shoes collapse flat to fit into bag)
The I Know Jane Shoe (with arch support) + Custom Fabric Bag (the shoes collapse flat to fit into bag)

I Know Jane developed a fashion-forward, socially conscious, and eco-friendly flat that you can carry on the go!

The Final Shoe Design - the shoes have arch support and collapse FLAT to fit into Bag
The Final Shoe Design - the shoes have arch support and collapse FLAT to fit into Bag

The Look: Using clean, modernized lines to accentuate your foot, our confident structure combines classic external colors with an inner Brazilian passion to let you command a presence!

Our color options will make your wardrobe elegant and fun and include a light slate grey, a golden honey, a calming sea foam, and a classic taupe.

Socially Conscious: Our shoes are produced with sweatshop-free labor in a woman-owned factory in Brazil.

Portable and Comfortable: Applying the principles of origami, our shoes collapse flat, making them easy-to-pack for daily or extended travel. Carry our shoes at all times to soothe your feet with arch support, a shape that provides space for your toes, and a low cut design that avoids common blister spots.

Eco-friendly: The upper part of the shoe is made from 70% recycled cotton and 30% PET, made out of recycled plastic bottles. The outsoles are biodegradable. Glues used in assembly are sustainable and water based.

We offer the following U.S. shoe sizes:  6   7   8   9   10   11   12

Additionally, purchase our custom-made fabric bag that complements and protects your shoes, keeping your purse and belongings clean!

I Know Jane began two years ago with a single goal in mind – to improve lives. We strive to accomplish this through fashion-forward footwear and apparel that positively connect people. 

I Know Jane shoes are produced exclusively through a woman-owned manufacturer in Brazil that is committed to fair working conditions and high labor standards. 

We are committed to expanding eco-conscious, socially responsible manufacturing business practices around the world. For our upcoming product launch, I Know Jane partnered with a factory in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil.

Our Factory!
Our Factory!
Every pair of shoes is signed by a worker from our factory!
Every pair of shoes is signed by a worker from our factory!

Our factory in Brazil is owned by a young woman, Aline. At 25, Aline took over the factory from her father after his early passing. Five years later she is still running the factory while pursuing her law degree. Aline is committed to ensuring high labor standards in her factory and supporting sustainability and eco-consciousness throughout her industry.

I Know Jane strives to be the model for the fashion industry by contributing to the betterment of society, championing fair labor standards, and supporting fair wages. We want to improve both manufacturing practices and the lives of the people making our products. Our core values of honesty, doing good, and independent thinking drive our mission. We invite you to join us in positively connecting with our global community.

We set out on this journey over two years ago to make fashion-forward, socially conscious and comfortable shoes.

We are seeking to raise $35,000 to produce our first line of shoes. Through your support we can make an amazing product that soothes your feet and uses ethical labor and eco-friendly materials to connect our global community.

Meet the I Know Jane Team!
Meet the I Know Jane Team!

Risks and challenges

We realize that this process is more than just about selling our shoes, it’s also about getting the right shoe to the right customer and making sure that the customer is happy. As such, we have developed a plan to deliver not only a great product, but also outstanding customer service.

Our plan includes the following:

• Supplying Demand: We will limit sales of our product to the number of shoes that our factory can produce for spring 2013. If demand surpasses spring 2013 production, we will end the spring 2013 reward level.

• Answering Your Questions: We are committed to answering your questions and providing excellent customer service. We have created an FAQ list to answer common questions such as size inquiries, when to expect delivery of shoes, exchanges, etc. If you need further assistance, please email customerservice@ikjane.com and our customer service team will gladly help.

• Making Sure You’re Happy: If you are not satisfied for any reason, let us know and we’ll make it right. Email us at founders@ikjane.com.

To date, we are at our final prototype and are now waiting for the successful outcome of this Kickstarter Campaign to launch our product. Our factory is waiting and ready to produce the shoes and deliver them by our estimated delivery date. We are excited to provide you with amazing footwear while doing good!

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    HOLIDAY SPECIAL. Stand Alone Reward. The shoes! You'll receive a pair of I Know Jane shoes AND a personalized backer certificate to put under the tree in time for Christmas. Quantity limited to help us launch! (Note: Christmas backer certificate now available for all reward levels $60 and up)

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    Christmas Stand Alone Reward. The shoes and bag! You'll receive a pair of I Know Jane shoes, PLUS, an exclusive I Know Jane custom-made, fabric bag that complements and protects your shoes, keeping your purse and belongings clean!

    You will ALSO receive a personalized backer certificate to put under the tree in time for Christmas! The certificate will include an image of the shoes, the I Know Jane story, and how we are doing good together! (Note: Certificate will only be sent if project is successfully funded at $35,000 or above.)

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    Stand Alone Reward. An exclusive pair of I Know Jane shoes signed by the designer and a special invitation to the Chicago launch party (airfare and lodging not included).

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    Stand Alone Reward. Naming rights to this collection of I Know Jane shoes. Name must be a woman's name, meet certain criteria, and is subject to final approval by the I Know Jane team. Reward includes a pair of I Know Jane shoes signed by the designer with a custom-made I Know Jane bag!

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