It's that time again! Once or twice a year, we set aside a day to pause our serious work and let our staff delve into the creative projects of their choosing. The projects don't have be related to shoes in any way (though often they are, just because that's what we like) and... [click title to read more]
Posted on June 14, 2016 by Elf Martin
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Posted on June 7, 2016 by Elf Jana
UPDATE: Congratulations to Elke from Blodgett, Oregon! She was randomly selected as the grand prize winner of this contest. Be sure you're subscribed to our email newsletter and following us on Instagram to learn about future giveaways!
Amazing things happen when talented makers team up, especially when those makers hail from small... [click title to read more]
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Posted on June 2, 2016 by Elf Jana
Softstar continues its award streak, ranking 10th among Oregon Business's 100 Best Green Workplaces
Wow, what a spring it’s been here at the workshop! Just this past March, Softstar was selected from over 230 entrants to be named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon”. It was... [click title to read more]
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Posted on May 23, 2016 by Elf Martin
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Okay summer adventurers, we have a super special treat for you this month!
We're all about encouraging people to get active and... [click title to read more]
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Posted on May 18, 2016 by Elf Martin
Ready for a little trip back to the days of jean jackets, Rubik's cubes and Max Headroom? Crank your DeLorean up to 88, because here we go ...
Soft Star founder Tim Oliver recently came to me holding an overflowing folder he found while cleaning his house. "You can have these if... [click title to read more]
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Posted on May 9, 2016 by Elf Martin
It has been several months since our staff took a trip to see our new workshop, which is still undergoing renovations. The historic building and former roller skating rink has come a long way since construction began last year. The crumbling walls have been reinforced, windows are now cut into... [click title to read more]
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Posted on May 3, 2016 by Elf Jana
Explore the "Colorful" Origins of This Ancient Spring Tradition (Photo By: Asier Sarasua Aranberri)
We really love Mother Nature here in the Pacific Northwest, and many of us at the workshop have experienced at least one colorful, springy, May Day celebration. It’s hard not to be charmed by the adorable spectacle of happy... [click title to read more]
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