Eye-catching handcrafted leather ballet flats
Mochiis flats are available in a variety of trendy designs, and complement all fashion styles. Dresses, skirts, shorts, slacks, jeans - you name it! You can finally find style and comfort in the same pair of shoes.
Mochiis are inspired by traditional shoes from India, known as juttis. We've worked with skilled artisans to add our own unique contemporary touch and bring to you these beautiful flats that can become a wardrobe staple.
Choices Galore - There's Something for Everyone!
We've tried and tested several designs with different materials, colors, patterns, and selected an even dozen of choices for the Kickstarter campaign. The Kickstarter collection includes three categories - classic leather, pretty prints, and elegant embroideries. You will surely find a pair that's perfect for your look!
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Construction and Design
Mochiis are made from eco-friendly vegetable-tanned leather, and other materials.
We plan on adding a protective layer on the sole, and are in the process of evaluating suitable materials. We will keep you posted on our progress.
Mochiis have a unique silhouette and are symmetric and interchangeable - you can wear them on any foot!
Rewards for Backers
Save by backing early, or backing more than one pair (mix and match any styles and sizes). We have limited the quantities to ensure that our artisans can handcraft the backed shoes in time for delivery and at the highest levels of quality we expect.
Free Perk Included - Anklets
We will have US whole sizes 5 through 11 available (sorry, no half sizes), available in regular or wide. Please plan on selecting desigs, shoe sizes, and delivery addresses via an individual survey that you will receive after the campaign is backed. Please note that as with any leather shoes, Mochiis flats will stretch and take the shape of your feet after they've been worn a few times. If you are in between sizes, we recommend selecting the smaller size.
Rewarding the Artisans
Mochiis flats are sourced from India to bring affordable handcrafted footwear to you. Our shoes are priced to ensure fair and sustainable wages for the artisans who will craft your Mochiis flats with care and and attention to detail. A shoe-industry veteran has assured us that the compensation Mochiis' artisans receive is comparable to or above market rates.
Realizing a common passion for stylish footwear over brunch one day, we (friends and cofounders, Zeba and Tanu) came up with the idea of launching a line of these traditionally crafted and contemporary designed flats in North America. We have used our expertise in materials science and engineering to better understand the fabrication and construction of shoes. We've spent the last few months developing a support system for bringing Mochiis flats to life - and we hope you will help us too!
Through this campaign, we hope to obtain valuable market research for our launch next spring. This will also help us get the initial cash flowing to build up inventory. We are excited to get feedback from this creative community to help us focus our efforts on designs and other modifications to be made for the future.
Our mission is to preserve the original art of jutti making and introduce it to the rest of the world. Mochiis is an effort to rejuvenate the industry and provide our artisans with a steady source of income. For our customers, we are keeping costs low by sourcing directly from the artisans, and selling direct through e-commerce. Our business model is a win-win for both artisans and customers.
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Risks and challenges
Mochiis flats are handmade. There is a small chance that illness, family emergencies, or natural disasters may prevent our artisans from making the footwear in time.
Mochiis flats are created overseas and will be shipped to us at our central location in the United States. We will be shipping out the flats to backers from the United States and Canada. Customs and international shipping delays may occur. We will keep you posted with updates in such cases.
Because Mochiis flats are handcrafted, there is a chance of slight variations in size and fit. In case your flats do not fit you as expected, we will replace them for you with another pair, with no added shipping costs (except for international backers).
Leather footwear are not moisture and weather proof. Depending on the environment and conditions they are worn in, they may wear out sooner compared to shoes made from plastic or imitation material. With proper care (instructions will be sent with the shoes), you can extend the life of the shoes. Leather shoes may also need a few days to "break in" and there is a chance of "bite" or slight discomfort in the first few days.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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