In the Workshop

The happenings in the Soft Star workshop.

  • Moving Day at the Softstar Workshop [VIDEO]

    Posted on February 1, 2017 by Elf Martin

    We've settled into our new workshop very well over the past couple weeks. Everything is now unpacked and the shop is running like a well-oiled machine (though Tim's red stapler is still MIA).
    It was actually a little surprising how quickly and smoothly the move went. We were preparing for unforeseen delays... [click title to read more]


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  • Scooter for the Pregnant Elf - Baby Names Needed!

    Posted on January 26, 2017 by Elf Martin

    Many of you who call our shop with questions know Elf Tesla very well. She's been at the helm of our customer service team for several years, and is often the first to answer a ringing phone.
    As much as we love having her around, Tesla will be leaving us for... [click title to read more]


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  • New Year, New Shop, New Look

    Posted on January 19, 2017 by Elf Martin

     
    Changes are afoot at the Softstar workshop!
    If you follow us regularly then you know we spent most of 2016 renovating a historic building to be the new home of Softstar Shoes (originally a roller skating rink from 1950 that shut down many years ago). As much as we loved our... [click title to read more]


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  • 2016 Remembered

    Posted on December 29, 2016 by Elf Martin

    As December comes to a close, we find ourselves reminiscing about everything that happened this year. Between the exciting summer Olympics, a long election season and bittersweet farewells to some of our favorite celebrities, 2016 is certainly a year to remember. Don't even get me started on my hometown Chicago... [click title to read more]


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  • New Workshop Update: Elves Rock Out in the New Space

    Posted on December 19, 2016 by Elf Martin

    It's the end of the year, holidays are fast approaching and our new workshop is sooooo close to completion! Utilities are up and running, the new showroom is ready to greet customers and our fancy green slide is mounted in place. We're all ready to move, but we're waiting for our... [click title to read more]


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  • What's Up with That Giant Green Corkscrew? New Workshop Update - October 2016

    Posted on October 19, 2016 by Elf Martin

    On a chilly Oregon morning last week, moments after we opened up the shop, we received an urgent phone call. A long-awaited delivery truck had just arrived at the new workshop location and several hands were needed immediately to unload its contents. All non-essential elves rose to the challenge, left their sewing machines... [click title to read more]


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  • Progress Update on New Soft Star Workshop - August 2016

    Posted on August 25, 2016 by Elf Martin

    We're happy to announce that construction on the new Soft Star workshop is right on schedule!
    Last weekend, owners Tricia and Larkin hosted the first annual Soft Star staff picnic at Mary's River Park, located only a couple blocks from the new shop in Philomath, Oregon (about 6 miles west of... [click title to read more]


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