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INLU: a new breed of handcrafted footwear that joins cork and leather in a playful, contemporary and unpredictable collection!
INLU: a new breed of handcrafted footwear that joins cork and leather in a playful, contemporary and unpredictable collection!
INLU: a new breed of handcrafted footwear that joins cork and leather in a playful, contemporary and unpredictable collection!
54 backers pledged $26,414 to help bring this project to life.

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INLU creates playful shoes handcrafted by exceptionally talented Portuguese artisans. Did you know almost all the top-end brands manufacture in Portugal? Nature was our inspiration, together with a promising material: the highly versatile cork

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Our first collection is composed of men’s derbies and women’s mules and boots. With several variations and a multitude of colors, INLU shoes are perfect for those who love their style to exude personality.

MEN DERBIES

These versatile lace-up Derby’s fuse premium Italian leather with fine cork fabric. Wear them with or without fringes depending on your look of the day. The soles are made of a lightweight microfibre combined with an outsole grip of 100% rubber for more traction and resistance in everyday wear.

WOMEN MULES

Our pointed toe slip-on mules are handcrafted in Portugal. A trendy style that seamlessly combines premium leather with vibrant colored cork fabric, as well as soft suede and an innovative new material made out of cork sand and silver glitter. They also come with a leather contrast color lining and cushioned insole for extra comfort. Heel height: 1cm.

WOMEN BOOTS

These timeless round toe medium heel boots will grant you a standout look. The fun combination of materials and contrast colors make these boots impossible to miss. They are finished with a fine leather sole and elegant gold zipper closure on the side. Heel height: 5cm.

Designed to be a classic round toe low heel ankle boot with a refreshing twist, our bootie boots are the perfect balance between flair and simplicity. They have a gold zipper closure and INLU's statement contrast color lining. Heel height: 1cm.

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If you are looking for shoes that are stylish, comfortable, affordable that use high-end raw materials, INLU is your perfect match.

Our values are clear: collaborationrespect, trust, qualitykindness. We want to do the right things in the right way. Not the cheap way, nor the fast way. We are actively part of the #FashionRevolution international movement, showing you not only the hands but also the faces of our Portuguese talent

Combining cork with leather gave us the opportunity to present shoes with a modern twistCork is light, durable, soft and recyclable. Our top Portuguese partner knows how to explore cork’s true potential and to create our unique colors. 

Then we decided to be unpredictable. We joined the best leather from Italy that we sourced from the best Italian tanneries and selected it in order to guarantee the highest quality.

Portugal had a tragic year concerning summer fires, back in the summer of 2017 where more than 750 thousand acres of forest were lost and more than 100 people’s lives were taken. INLU joined Plant a Tree, a Portuguese NGO that develops a volunteer program dedicated to promoting and conserving the Portuguese native forest, as well as the indigenous plant species. 

These are the faces of our dream team – all strong and determined women totally committed to the brand.

Inês Lebre has an extensive background in Consultancy and Entrepreneurship. The concept of INLU came from a deep desire to create a brand based on offbeat designs using unique materials, and crafted in her home country, Portugal.

Ana Fatia is an industrial designer; she thrives on the art of transforming raw materials. Ana was recognized as a young talent in 2012 during Milano Design Week and at "Now! Le off!," the Cité de la Mode et du Design on Paris Design Week.

As Rita Pinho puts it, “all I know is how to make shoes.” Rita makes sure her father's craftsmanship legacy stays alive and that their factory incorporate the most innovative processes and machines. Her international clients, with no exception, value the consistency in their quality, and so does INLU.

It took us 9 months to get here. After all, developing a new idea and bringing it to live is never easy. Once we get the funds from Kickstarter and your email with the order specifications, we can focus on the production. January 2019 is the latest date we expect to ship. Our partner is DHL express so once we send it from Portugal you can count on a delivery from 1-2 working days. Fast right?

The more you back, the more environmentally friendly we can be. If we reach $ 300,000, then 20,000 trees will be planted. Can you imagine? And for each stretch goal, we have compelling surprises, such as more variations and colors, an exclusive pair of socks and the ability to vote on the models of the '19 collection

The earlier you buy, the bigger is the discount you get. If you can grab one of the first 120 limited super early birds you get 50% off retail price. If you couldn´t grab the first 120, you can always buy early bird at an also interesting 35% off. A very cool option is if you join a friend and get 40% off for 2 pairs or if you convince your entire family or group of friends to get the 45% or the 50% for 4 or 9 pairs. Go ahead, don´t be shy. 

For a clearer understanding of the applied discounts applicable to our manufacturer's suggested retail price and how much the unit value differs depending on the pledge you backed, you can check in the table above.

All of our shoes fit true to size. If you take a half-size, please go up to the nearest whole size.

  
                                            
     

Risks and challenges

We rely on our team to produce a perfect product – more than a team, every person involved with INLU is a partner. We are aware that we may encounter a few bumps along the way that could delay our scheduled delivery date. We are all on board and making sure that everything goes as planned, even if such issues occur. We will be in touch with you regularly (and will send photos)!

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    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    SUPER EARLY BIRD - MULES 50%off

    1 pair of women's mules (MSRP: $240, you save 50%)

    Special bonus:
    - Get the chance to win an extra pair of shoes,
    - Vote on the models of the ´19 collection,
    - Vote on the name of the ´19 collection.

    We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to determine your color, style, and size.

    FREE SHIPPING TO THE US AND EU.
    (you save 30$ in transport!)

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    Pledge $140 or more About $140

    SUPER EARLY BIRD – LOW HEEL BOOTS 50%off

    1 pair of women's low heel mules (MSRP: $280, you save 50%)

    Special bonus:
    - Get the chance to win an extra pair of shoes
    - Vote on the models of the '19 collection
    - Vote on the name of the '19 collection

    We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to determine your color, style, and size.

    FREE SHIPPING TO THE US AND EU.
    (you save $30 in transport!)

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    SUPER EARLY BIRD - DERBIES 50%off

    1 pair of men's derbies (MSRP: $300, you save 50%)

    Special bonus:
    - Get the chance to win an extra pair of shoes,
    - Vote on the models of the ´19 collection,
    - Vote on the name of the ´19 collection.

    We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to determine your color, style, and size.

    FREE SHIPPING TO THE US AND EU.
    (you save 30$ in transport!)

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    SUPER EARLY BIRD – MID HEEL BOOTS 50%off

    1 pair of women's middle heel mules (MSRP: $300, you save 50%)

    Special bonus:
    - Get the chance to win an extra pair of shoes
    - Vote on the models of the '19 collection
    - Vote on the name of the '19 collection

    We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to determine your color, style, and size.

    FREE SHIPPING TO THE US AND EU.
    (you save $30 in transport!)

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    Pledge $155 or more About $155

    EARLY BIRD - MULES 35%off

    1 pair of women's mules (MSRP: $240, you save 35%)

    Add:
    + $25 for women's low heel boots ( = $180, retail price: $280)
    + $35 for women's middle heel boots ( = $195, retail price: $300)

    We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to determine your color, style, and size.

    FREE SHIPPING TO THE US AND EU.
    (you save 30$ in transport!)

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    Pledge $180 or more About $180

    EARLY BIRD - LOW HEEL BOOTS 35%off

    1 pair of women's low heel boots (MSRP: $280, you save 35%)

    We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to determine your color, style, and size.

    FREE SHIPPING TO THE US AND EU.
    (you save 30$ in transport!)

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    Pledge $195 or more About $195

    EARLY BIRD - DERBIES 35%off

    1 pair of men's derbies (MSRP: $300, you save 35%)

    We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to determine your color, style, and size.

    FREE SHIPPING TO THE US AND EU.
    (you save 30$ in transport!)

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    Pledge $195 or more About $195

    EARLY BIRD - MID HEEL BOOTS 35%off

    1 pair of women's middle heel boots (MSRP: $300, you save 35%)

    We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to determine your color, style, and size.

    FREE SHIPPING TO THE US AND EU.
    (you save 30$ in transport!)

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    Pledge $290 or more About $290

    2 PAIRS (40% off retail)

    for 2 pairs of woman's mules (retail price: $480)
    Add:
    + $46 for 2 pairs of woman's low heel boots ( = $335, retail price: $560)
    + $70 for 2 pairs of woman's Middle heel boots ( = $360, retail price: $600)
    + $70 for 2 pairs of men's derbies ( = $360, retail price: $600)

    We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to determine your color, style, and size.

    FREE SHIPPING TO THE US AND EU.
    (you save 60$ in transport!)

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    Pledge $530 or more About $530

    4 PAIRS (45% off retail)

    for 4 pairs of woman's mules (retail price: $960)
    Add:
    + $85 for 4 pairs of woman's low heel boots ( = $615, retail price: $1120)
    + $130 for 4 pairs of woman's Middle heel boots ( = $660, retail price: $1200)
    + $130 for 4 pairs of men's derbies ( = $660, retail price: $1200)

    We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to determine your color, style, and size.

    FREE SHIPPING TO THE US AND EU.
    (you save 120$ in transport!)

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    Pledge $1,080 or more About $1,080

    9 PAIRS (50% off retail)

    for 9 pairs of woman's mules (retail price: $2160)
    Add:
    + $180 for 9 pairs of woman's low heel boots ( = $1260, retail price: $2520)
    + $270 for 9 pairs of woman's Middle heel boots ( = $1350, retail price: $2700)
    + $130 for 4 pairs of men's derbies ( = $1350, retail price: $2700)

    We'll send out a survey at the end of the campaign to determine your color, style, and size.

    FREE SHIPPING TO THE US AND EU.
    (you save 270$ in transport!)

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    Pledge $1,100 or more About $1,100

    Customize your INLU

    You love INLU's designs but you would like to feel that your shoes reveal your personality in full.

    Use this opportunity to put all your creativity in your favorite model and make a different combination from the ones we offer.

    Who knows if you might be really talented and we will want to use your variation in our collection!

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Funding period

- (30 days)