Hey, thanks for checking out our project. With your help, we're looking to build sandals right here in the US and get them out on some feet.
All we're trying to do with Vere Sandal Company, USA is change the whole paradigm of how we think about manufacturing in our industry. So not that much, really... The idea came from years of watching sandals and footwear being made in overseas facilities, and not accepting that it couldn't be done here. We want to make sandals that are the best fitting, most comfortable, best quality sandals available. We want to prove that we can make them in the US, and bring back an industry that's spent the last 30 years leaving the country.
We strive to use recycled and recyclable materials whenever possible. We're sourcing as many of our raw materials domestically as we can, and we hope to source them all in the US before long. Our entire process is set up to eliminate nearly all the waste from traditional production. We're taking a fresh look at how sandals are produced - we're not limited by "how it's always been done" and we're free to set up the system from the bottom-up to be more efficient, more consistent, and more responsible.
So here's where YOU come in. We have the equipment and we have the orders from some of the best surf and outdoor retailers in the country. The money raised from Kickstarter will help us cover the cost of production for our 2011 product launch.
We believe in the power of community, and Kickstarter gives us all an opportunity to show that there's no good reason to send all our sandal production overseas. We know how to make sandals - we've been doing it for a long time for large and small brands - and we think we can cut through the corporate red tape and make them here, and make them better.
By pledging at least $25 and getting a pair of our webbing-strap sandals, or at least $50 and getting one of our leather sandals, you're helping make our domestic production a reality. By pledging at the personalized levels you're getting a customized sandal engraved with your name, and there are multiple levels of premium rewards including a custom-shaped surfboard and the opportunity to name our next sandal style.
With your support we're planning on having all sandals ready to ship in late spring, just in time for the good weather and spring break. Thank you!
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