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  1. Winter 2018 Playday at Softstar Workshop

    Winter 2018 Playday at Softstar Workshop

    It's time again for PLAYDAY at the Softstar workshop! Once or twice a year, we set aside a day to stop working on shoes and let our staff jump into any creative project of their choosing. We're allowed to use any of the tools and leather scraps in our shop, or work on something totally unrelated to leathercraft. The purpose...
  2. Moving and Shoemaking with Biomechanist Katy Bowman

    Moving and Shoemaking with Biomechanist Katy Bowman

    We just finished our much-anticipated movement retreat with Katy Bowman, and it was a blast! The biomechanist, author and founder of Nutritious Movement came to our workshop on Saturday with 30 participants from across the country. The class consisted of people from all walks of life, including physical therapists, librarians, entrepreneurs and full-time parents (also two expectant mothers) with ages...
  3. Win Every Day with Our 2018 Winter GIVEAWAY

    Win Every Day with Our 2018 Winter GIVEAWAY

    The winter international competition is here, and we just can't contain our excitement! (Due to trademark restrictions, we can't use the "O" word.) We know it's not just competing athletes who strive to do their best, so we're celebrating the 16-day event with a giveaway for you! Whether you're working, parenting, studying or chasing your own fitness goals, we think you deserve...
  4. Softstar Elves Stay Active in the Workplace

    Softstar Elves Stay Active in the Workplace

    It’s no secret anymore: sitting is bad for you. Sorry, it just is. Prolonged sitting has been linked to many health issues, including muscle degeneration, neck and back pain, high cholesterol, increased fat and obesity, slower brain function, poor circulation, varicose veins, increased risk of disease (including heart disease, diabetes and cancer) and premature death. Yes, death itself is actually...
  5. Softstar Co-owner Larkin Embarks on a New Chapter

    Softstar Co-owner Larkin Embarks on a New Chapter

    Larkin Holavarri, a Softstar co-owner since 2005, is transitioning to a different role at our workshop as she pursues a new passion...
  6. A Look Back on a Bright 2017 at Softstar

    A Look Back on a Bright 2017 at Softstar

    As the winter solstice passes us by and the brightness hangs on a bit more each day, it's the perfect time to look back on the bright spots of the year behind us. Join us in this retrospective of 2017. Phew—what a year it has been! Out with the Old, in with the New The past year was definitely full...
  7. Permeable Parking Lot Coming Soon

    Permeable Parking Lot Coming Soon

    Over the last few months, our foreman Alan has been working extra hard around the workshop. We’re excited to announce that his most recent project has been clearing out and installing a brand new permeable parking lot! This parking lot is a very important addition to our eco-friendly workshop, and is also a part of a greater plan to make...

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