We are t.souls and we created a high quality shoe with a new approach to comfort and style. For the travel and fashion devotees who are committed to comfortable walking while being stylish and changeable. Our shoe is high quality, earth friendly and recyclable. From start to finish, we chose to work with natural materials, free of toxins and chemicals. Our 3RE Recycling program makes sure this happens when you send your old shoes back to us.
REturn - REcycle - RElive
With our AD4BS (attention deficit 4 bullshit) style of doing business, we made sure that all our factories practice responsible manufacturing. But wait! Our favorite part … the cork footwear industry not only nurtures sustainable cork forests and their ecosystems, but also, puts out so little pollution that bird nests are thriving around the perimeter of the factory.
Our attachable tops concept allows for you to have many different looks with just one shoe. Minimizing the amount of shoes for us to need for many outfits. Oh, and the storage space in our closets is very happy to get extra room not taken up by tons of unworn shoes. We are all about scaling down, living clean, walking in shoes that support our comfort needs and having a really good time doing it.
We are determined to make this happen which is why we are appealing here, to this amazing Kickstarter community, to help us bring this vision to all souls.
Get your t.souls by backing us and making a positive step in the direction of less waste, more fun, comfort and relaxed style.
We’ve already created the molds and are ready to manufacture and produce this lifestyle-changing product for you. Let's make this first run of t.souls happen.
Support us now, so your soles will be wearing t.souls in the spring, summer & fall and all seasons yet to come.
_ so, therefore, in this world of corrupt and unsafe business practices, we're doing it differently because we are compelled to be part of the change and thus AD4BS_
_Peruse our basic line but stay tuned for more...emerging designs are on the drawing boards. Materials of recycled ocean plastics and others, will be intentionally used for new, upcycled tops.
Brandon Murphy of B|M|C
t.souls featured designer and collaborator
B|M|C, an emerging New York City-based ready-to-wear brand collaborates with t.souls for an exclusive three-part release of attachable tops. This refined and athletic collection includes styles in premium suede and cotton neoprene, all sourced from Portugal. Our team, alongside Brandon Murphy, thoughtfully considered every detail to create this luxurious offering of wardrobe staples.
_the evolution of collaboration
We love the idea of collaboration so much that it is our intention to engage with different designers and artisans. Such as groups in different countries that support small sewing circles. We will seek these opportunities for limited runs of tops, on a regular basis. We believe design should be innovative, therefore, we will be constantly seeking newness and freshness, alongside our basic line.
Sounds Enticing? Here's how to join us:
Go to: Back This Project... then choose which reward section suits your fancy. Only one pledge per backer so choose well grasshopper
Payment: Enter your payment information and please remember you won’t be billed until our campaign is over, so be patient and think Ohhmmmmmm
Size, Color and Shipping Info: Once we wrap things up you will receive a survey asking and answering many questions. That's when the real fun begins!
How it all began
After lifetimes of frustration over having too many no-good shoes, cluttering our closets, we took it upon ourselves to create a solution that meets our expectations of both comfort and style. Since we are a traveling and creative bunch, we were able to cook up something that we haven’t seen yet. After much talking and drawing and thinking, we composed our shoe, with its own personal storage, to meet all our desires for change-ability, walk-ability and organizational needs. Turned out to be pretty freakin’ great so we bring it to you.
"There once was a shoe, that didn’t know what to do
It’s top was all worn, perhaps a bit torn
Was that it for the shoe? It still wanted to do
So it thought and it thought about quite a lot
And wished it could JUST get a new top"
- Olga's ode to t.souls inspired by Leonard Cohen
Risks and challenges
We have been working day and night, in New York and Portugal, to realize the final designs as well as organizing production and logistics. All of our manufacturers are established, experienced and know exactly what to do and when to do it. Alas, unforeseen situations do arise and we expect we won’t be free of such challenges, but we’re ready to take them on.
In the event something occurs which will cause a delay, we give our solemn swear that we will fully and honestly communicate with all backers to keep them informed and up to date.
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