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Hand Embroidered Classics made with completely sustainable materials. Organic Cotton, Fair Trade, Hand Crafted, Vegan.
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Fuse sneakers are the answer to one simple question:

What are our shoes & Clothing made of?

A simple google search opened the doors to a dark reality of social and environmental harm, one that we are no strangers to given that we have experienced life amongst cotton fields and a rich artisan community.

Fuse sneakers, is our answer to that. A future hope that leaves behind a good footprint that’s made of art and design, style and self expression and freedom and Joy. 

A unique shoe thats celebrating the earth and fusing an old craft while building communities and bringing people together.

Wear A Piece of Art
Wear A Piece of Art

NFL 50 CHAMP: RYAN HARRIS

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Our Artisans:

We work directly with all our artisans who live in the city of Multan, Pakistan. Also known to be one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world, with a rich artisan heritage.  

HOW THE MAGIC HAPPENS:

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Our Commitment: 

Our Collection: Choose from the designs and colors below. You will get a survey at the end of the campaign to provide your choice of color, style and size.

About US:

Six years ago, exactly around this time, April 24th 2013, a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh lead us to dig deeper into how our clothes are made. As someone who is passionate about women's development and artisan communities, we decided to travel to Pakistan and cultivate a dying craft to provide economic opportunity to the women we work with. We did this through Purple Impression, our apparel brand, that is being carried by many specialty boutiques nationwide.

Fuse were borne out of our own need when Afshan (our co-founder) could not find sustainable, ethically made sneakers for her travel trip. There were very few options available and what she found, were too bland and boring for her taste. And that's how it all started, an idea to add that pop of color, tradition and heritage into a sneaker that is made with excellence by taking the people and plant into account. 

For Press Inquiries Contact: info@purpleimpression.com

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Risks and challenges

Purple Impression has been working with our artisan community for six years now. While we are used to fulfilling big orders, we do understand that there are always risks of delay in anything which is handmade involving such level of detail.

Since each sneaker is individually handcrafted, no two pairs will be exactly alike. There might be some imperfections of the human hand which makes them unique. With that being said, we do have strict quality standards so we will never compromise on quality. Also, we match our thread colors as close to the sample as possible but since they are not mass produced there may be 20% color variation.

We feel confident that we can deliver your rewards on time as we use our previous experience to plan this campaign as well as possible. We have given ourself a window of five months and should be able to deliver your sneaker in October, if not before. However, If for some unforeseen circumstance we fall behind or run into issues that we have not planned for, the Kickstarter community will be the first to know!

**Please note that any customs, VAT or duties for your country are not included in the shipping.

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    Thank You!

    Thank You! Each dollar you give is your vote that you care about the people behind our products and are joining the movement to push the fashion industry in a new direction.

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    Organic Cotton Scarf

    1 Oversized Textured Scarf
    Choose a scarf from our line of GOTS certified Organic cotton scarves. Available in 5 exclusive colors carefully chosen to look good on all skin tones. (Retail Value: $49)

    Color Options:
    Rust, Black, Grey, Blush, Sand

    After the campaign ends, you'll receive a survey to submit the information about style & Size.

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    Eco Sneaker without Hand Embroidery

    Have a minimalist style?. Pledge on our plain organic cotton sneaker in classic solid colors.
    Choose one pair from High top or Low cut.
    Color options: Black, Taupe, White
    After the campaign ends, you'll receive a survey to submit the information about style & Size. Available in Black, White, Taupe. (Retail Value: $85)

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    Super Early Bird High Top

    Choose ONE pair in ANY high- top hand embroidered sneaker in any color. After the campaign ends, you'll receive a survey to submit the information about style & Size. (Retail Value: $189)

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    Early Adopter Low Cut

    Choose ANY one pair of our low-cut sneaker in ANY design. After the campaign ends, you'll receive a survey to submit the information. (Retail Value: $150)

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    Early Adopter High Top

    Choose one pair of our high top sneaker in ANY color EXCEPT FLORAL. After the campaign ends, you'll receive a survey to submit the information about style & Size. (Retail Value: $189)

    Choose from:
    -Geometric
    -Tribal
    -Feather

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    Early Adopter Floral High Top

    Our MOST INTRICATE design that adds dimension to the hand embroidery. Made by our master artisan herself, Shamim Bibi. Choose ONE Floral high top in ANY color. You will receive a survey after the campaign is over to choose from. After the campaign ends, you'll receive a survey to submit the information about style & Size. (Retail Value: $189).

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    Choose: 1 Plain & Low Cut Embroidered

    Choose one pair of low cut ECO sneaker in ANY color and cut + ONE pair of low cut embroidered sneaker in any color and design. After the campaign ends, you'll receive a survey to submit the information. (Retail Value: $235 )

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    Choose: Plain & High Top Embroidered

    One pair of ECO Sneaker in ANY color and cut + One pair of high top embroidered sneaker in ANY color and design. After the campaign ends, you'll receive a survey to submit the information about style & Size. (Retail Value: $274 )

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    Personalize

    Make Your Own! Submit your own design and work with our team to bring it to life. Maximum 5 color threads in your design. All 4 sides of the pair hand embroidered. Choose either a high top or a low cut. Some design restrictions may apply that restrict hand embroidery. Choose from any of our 3 base colors: Black, White or Taupe.

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    Choose: Plain+ High top + Low Top

    One pair of ECO sneaker in ANY color and cut
    + One pair of low-cut embroidered sneaker in any color & design
    + One pair of high top embroidered sneaker in any color & design.
    After the campaign ends, you'll receive a survey to submit the information. (Retail Value: $424 )

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    Personalize a High Top & Low cut

    Personalize Your own High top and Low cut! Submit your own design and work with our team to bring it to life. Maximum 5 color threads in your design. All 4 sides of the pair hand embroidered. ONE high top AND ONE low cut. Choose from any of our 3 base colors: Black, White or Taupe. Some design restrictions may apply that restrict hand embroidery. After the campaign ends, you'll receive a survey to submit the information about style & Size.

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    Family Pledge

    Get a box of GOTS Organic cotton scarves in 5 exclusive colors.
    + 2 High tops (of your choice)
    + 2 Low cuts (of your choice)
    Retail Value $923

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    Meet the founding Family in SF or Dubai

    Meet our founders over dinner and get the inside scoop +
    Get a box of GOTS Organic cotton scarves in 5 exclusive colors.
    + 2 High tops (of your choice)
    + 2 Low cuts (of your choice) & hand embroidered rose wood necklace

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    Super Early Bird Low Cut

    Choose ANY one pair of our low-cut sneaker in ANY design. After the campaign ends, you'll receive a survey to submit the information. (Retail Value: $150)

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