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  1. Keeping Baby Warm: Tips From Customer Service Elf Tesla!

    Keeping Baby Warm: Tips From Customer Service Elf Tesla!

    Do Babies Need Shoes? Here at Softstar we handcraft soft, barefoot-like shoes for babies, kids, and adults. However, we believe that barefoot is best practice for little ones whose feet are still growing and developing. You might find yourself asking, “Why make baby shoes if barefoot is best?” The short answer is that it’s not always practical for little ones...
  2. Mom and Career Elf

    Mom and Career Elf

      “Being a Mom has made me so tired. And so happy” –Tina Fey When customers call our workshop, many of you ask me about Sage and how things are going. Some of you have even heard her chattering in the background as I answer your sizing questions. I wanted to let you know how it’s going and share a...
  3. Happy National Pet Day! Can You Guess Which Pets Belong to Our Elves?

    Happy National Pet Day! Can You Guess Which Pets Belong to Our Elves?

    National Pet Day is April 11, 2015! Here at the Softstar workshop, we consider ourselves animal lovers. Last year our whole staff spent a day volunteering for our local Safe Haven Humane Society, many of our Playday projects revolve around treats for our pets and animals are always welcome in our shop—even though they hold up our production when all our seamstresses...
  4. Screen Time for Kids

    Screen Time for Kids

    Is your baby fascinated by the television? Parenting is hard, period. You have to pick your battles, trust your gut, and above all advocate for your child. So far I think Michael and I have held our own. Sage is a home birth, breastfed, cloth diaper wearing, co-sleeping crunchy Oregon baby. In my 8 months as a mom, especially as...
  5. Softstar Shoes in the Alps! Read About Matej's Adventure

    Softstar Shoes in the Alps! Read About Matej's Adventure

    Where do your Softstars take you? We have asked this question throughout the years and many customers have answered. We’ve heard countless stories—and seen many breathtaking photos—about adventures they’ve had in our shoes. In fact, that’s how our RunAmoc line was born: customers began telling us stories of running long races in our moccasins and that got us thinking! Most...

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