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  • Elves Remember 2013 - Year in Review

    Posted on December 30, 2013 by Elf Martin

    It's been a busy year at the Soft Star workshop. Before we ring in the new year, we'd like to share with you the significant memories and adventures that affected our workshop and community in 2013.

    Elves Volunteer at SAGE Garden
    Last spring, we had our first Soft Star volunteer day helping... [click title to read more]

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  • Lincoln School Carolers Spread Holiday Cheer at Soft Star

    Posted on December 23, 2013 by Elf Martin

    We had some excitement recently when fourth and fifth graders from Lincoln Elementary School stopped by our workshop on a downtown caroling adventure!

    The elves all took a break from their busy holiday sewing to hear the students sing several songs. Since the school is bilingual, we were thrilled to hear... [click title to read more]

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  • Congressman Peter DeFazio Delivers UPS to Soft Star Shoes

    Posted on December 19, 2013 by Elf Martin

    We received a pleasant surprise at our workshop yesterday afternoon when our daily UPS delivery arrived. Instead of seeing Kevin, our usual delivery guy, our packages were dropped off by none other than Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio!
    Congressman DeFazio spent the day accompanying a UPS manager on a route to deliver... [click title to read more]

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  • Introducing Vegetable Tanned Leather!

    Posted on December 18, 2013 by Elf Martin

    Beige and black vegetable tanned leather from Ecopell

    The Soft Star elves are excited to announce that we now offer vegetable tanned leather from Ecopell as an option for many of our design-your-own shoes!
    Ecopell is a German company that has been vegetable-tanning leather since 1992. While all of the natural... [click title to read more]

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  • Winter at the Soft Star Shoes Workshop

    Posted on December 12, 2013 by Elf Martin

    As the holidays approach, life at the Soft Star workshop adapts to the season. Winter hit us hard this year, and we're embracing all it has to offer.
    Our small town of Corvallis, Oregon rarely sees an inch of snow each year, but the past week brought us the biggest snowstorm... [click title to read more]

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  • Vote for Your Favorite Boot Colors!

    Posted on December 3, 2013 by Elf Martin

    Photo courtesy of Rochelle in Wheaton, Illinois

    We hope everyone had a wonderful (and filling) Thanksgiving break!
    We've had a bustling boot-making season this year—possibly one of our busiest ever! Our cozy sheepskin boots are flying out the door as fast as we can sew them, and it's very fun for... [click title to read more]

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  • Happy Thanksgiving! Holiday Shopping Tips and Ideas from the Elves

    Posted on November 27, 2013 by Elf Martin

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
    We want you to know how much we appreciate all of our wonderful customers. It's an ongoing challenge to keep a domestic handmaking shoe workshop up and running and it means so much to us to receive your heartfelt support. We're always touched by the many thanks and... [click title to read more]

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