Tag Archives: local manufacturing

  • Maker's Wild Documentary: Go Behind the Scenes at Soft Star Shoes

    Posted on May 9, 2013 by Elf Martin

    Several weeks ago, we were approached by a group of young documentary filmmakers who were interested in our company background and shoemaking process. They were working on a project to profile companies handcrafting goods in the Pacific Northwest and asked if they could visit us and film the action in... [click title to read more]

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  • Local Roots - Global Reach: NPR Radio Feature

    Posted on February 15, 2011 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    We were tickled to have NPR journalist Laura McClandlish stop by our shop to write a radio feature on Soft Star Shoes. The story was part of an Oregon KLCC radio series on "Jobs and Economy". You can click here to read the feature. There is also a nice video... [click title to read more]

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  • Soft Star Shoes - The Bottom Line

    Posted on March 26, 2009 by Guest Post

    Author Bruce Wolk recently published his resource book directed to USA parents looking to purchase locally made products. Soft Star Shoes was featured as one of 400 companies in the book - which you can learn more about by clicking the photo to the left.
    The current economic issues have... [click title to read more]

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  • Save Handmade!

    Posted on January 23, 2009 by Guest Post

    We have received a lot of worried calls and emails from customers over the past few weeks wondering if Soft Star Shoes will be shutting our doors in response to the new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. This new legislature goes into effect February 10th and requires anyone who makes... [click title to read more]

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  • Since When is Formaldehyde Not Toxic!??

    Posted on February 24, 2007 by C.Elf.O Tricia

    Healthy feet are our passion at Soft Star - and one of the ways that is manifested is on our insistence of sourcing only formaldehyde-free leather. As this is no easy task and something unique about our shoes, I was surprised the other day to run across a claim of... [click title to read more]

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