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WHAT IS LASSO
Lasso is a pair of slippers easily assembled by you. Really warm and incredibly comfortable. They get even better with age by shaping to your feet.
Each Lasso slipper is made from a single piece of felt, with a leather sole. The flat pattern is shaped simply by sewing the provided lace through the corresponding precut holes. They are delivered flat-packed with laces of your choice and only take a few minutes to assemble.
In 2010, I (Gaspard) went to London to pursue my studies at the Royal College of Art. London’s winter being particularly tough and heating particularly expensive, my feet were frozen by the ice-cold stone floor. I had the idea to cut a spare piece of felt and sew it with my sneaker laces: the very first pair of Lasso slippers was born!
One hundred and sixty-four prototypes later the shape was perfected and the comfort optimized. Back in Paris, I offered a pair to my friend Ruben (the other Frenchie in the video) to try out and see how he liked them. After sewing in the laces and experiencing Lasso for the first time, Ruben called me:
“Mec, chaud patate ! ! On va les faire à Paris ! ”
To be translated by:
“Mate, they are so warm,we’ve got to make them – in Paris!”
Then I had the idea to keep them flat-packed so that anyone could assemble them with the laces of their choice.
So we started to look for a manufacturer and found the Sellerie Parisienne, at Villeneuve-Saint-Georges in the Parisian suburbs, a social enterprise that provides work opportunities for people with special needs. It offered all the skills needed to manufacture, package and ship Lasso to the customer. The die was cast! It took a lot more discussions, coffees, pints, sewing and sweat to establish Lasso: a young, social and responsible brand.
A (VERY) PERSONAL TOUCH
Whether for you or for someone you care about, Lasso slippers always have that personal touch. Use the laces we provide or pick your own, the final result in in your hands.
Made in France from 100% natural products, in a social workshop, Lasso is an ethical and responsible product. We hope they will keep your feet warm for a long time, and that you will have the pleasure of finding them every morning by your bed.
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