For the last nine years, we’ve been designing and making shoes with the aim of making each step you take a pleasure – in comfort, and with the comfort of knowing the shoes have been made in an ethical way.
Po-Zu means ‘Pause’ in Japanese, and sometimes it is good to pause in our journeys and take stock of where we are, and what direction we want to go in next. We’ve taken such a ‘pause’ to evaluate our business direction (albeit whilst still running the business at full speed). We asked our customers what they thought, and what they wanted to see more of from us – thank you to the many of you who took part in our customer survey. You wanted to see some new ranges from us, and you wanted to be able to get your hands on your new shoes more quickly, wherever you are in the world.
We’ve listened, and these were all things which we had been wanting to do too. So we’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign, to raise money which will help us to take this next important step on our journey – and to give you even more of what you want.
We are raising investment through the equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube. You can invest from as little as £10 and in return you will become a shareholder in the business. You will also receive some extra rewards from us, from our Edible Shoe Cream, to shoes, to a trip to Portugal to see how the shoes are made, with our founder Sven Segal. As the business grows, there will be the opportunity to make a return on your investment, as well as the satisfaction in knowing you are supporting an ethical enterprise, and therefore helping to make more of a positive impact.
The funds we raise will help us to launch our exciting new range of women’s high-heeled shoes next spring (yes, we listened and we’re delivering!), as well as a new men’s premium range next autumn. It will also help to fund our international expansion, as we meet the needs of our growing worldwide customer base.
If you are interested in investing and would like to find out more, you can join us at our crowdfunding party in London at the Impact Hub Islington on 1st December. Click here for further details and to RSVP.
We’d love for you to be part of of the next stage of our journey – and for you to own a piece of Po-Zu the company, as well as Po-Zu shoes! Please help us spread the word on social media by sharing this link with the hashtag #PoZuCrowd and even just by talking to people! The more people we can involve, the greater success we can make this campaign.
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May good soles be with you!