Slipper Expressions…

Last week Dani & Kaye have continued to play with various different patterns, colour combinations as well as designs for our “Inside Out Slippers and Uppers”, creating more slipper and cuff prototypes. We’ve been using fabrics used for upholstery from John Lewis as well as Dani has cut up pillowcases, blankets, T-Shirts and duvet covers to try out various patterns that would […]

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Cuffs, slippers and more cuffs…

  We devoted the past few days playing with cuff prototypes for our detachable and interchangeable cuffs that will accompany our slippers. Kaye & Dani went out to buy some fabrics last weekend to create some cuffs themselves, being self appointed designers and all. Check out some of the creations Kaye & Dani have come up with […]

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A trip to Cardiff meeting Laura, a woven textile artist

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This week Steph & Dani flew to Cardiff, Wales to meet up with Laura Thomas, an established woven textile artist and designer who produces striking textile artworks for public spaces, corporate environments, exhibitions and private homes. Laura also offers consulting on woven textiles and she creates her own woven fabrics at her loom at home. Our intention to […]

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Making Slipper Connections at SLEM

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Dani went to Warwijk, Amsterdam last week to attend the “Future of Footwear Business Conference” at SLEM. SLEM is an international innovation and education institute for footwear, specialising in Technology (3D Printing), Consulting and Forecasting. Lots of students and entrepreneurs from all over the world come to SLEM to attend SLEM’s poplular, 9 months long “Masters in Footwear programme”. Various speakers […]

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Inniut, Inuit, Inyoot, Innioot, Innyoot…just how to spell our brand name?

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A few months ago you might remember we called our brand name excitingly “iNNiut” based on the fact that iNNiut means “Inside Outside” in Icelandic. It represents the way we do things “from the inside out” as well as it mirrors the fact that our shoes can be worn “inside” and “outside” (and we love the […]

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Next Phase of Prototyping at Slipper Island

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Whilst Kaye has been nurturing the relationship with ANTHILL Fabric Gallery in the Philippines, finding out more about the fabric making & ordering process, and getting some slipper designs rendered by the designer from ANTHILL Fabric Gallery, we’ve been busy here at Slipper Island creating the next phase of our slipper prototypes. Katie our Master Crafter has produced […]

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Kaye’s miracle meeting with ANTHILL Fabric Gallery

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Kaye & Iain are currently in CEBU in the Philippines for a three weeks trip away. Iain has been doing some think tanking out there and meeting up with fellow colleagues from his company E-Zone, whilst Kaye has been using the time to create some cool slipper designs. She’s still getting used to the idea of being called […]

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Our 3 Slipper Truths

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Honoring the anatomy of the foot We are pro-feet – working for the foot and with the foot, not restricting it – letting it be free. We honour the foot by choosing a dynamic design & fabric for our slipper and marrying it with beautiful colours and patterns. Social Enterprise We support people and communities by […]

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iNNiut let loose in Portland

iNNiut & Mike Keeping Portland Weird

We just returned from our AWESOME trip to Portland, Oregon meeting Mike Friton and attending a 3 day Footwear Workshop with him. We shared with you previously that Mike used to work for Nike in the past and is now focusing on giving footwear workshops and offering consulting services to people in the shoe industry, sharing his extensive footwear knowledge. What’s […]

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Marking the end of our 90 day Impossible Goal

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Today we’re marking the end of our 90 day impossible goal “To create a trendy slipper company within 90 days and produce our first pair of functional, cool, high quality slipper boots with detachable sole” Hence we like to give an update on what we’ve achieved and learnt so far about the creation process in those […]

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