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22 Review #198 - World's Smallest Shoe Factory

22 Review #198 - World's Smallest Shoe Factory

Posted by Lee Barguss on 6th Mar 2020

The 22 Review is our way of sharing the interesting, exciting and thought-provoking things we come across each week. We pick the best 2 finds and add in a little extra something too. Enjoy!

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House of Design Robotics and KEEN Shoes teamed up to find a better way to create KEEN's UNEEK shoes. The UNEEK robotic system uses repeatable patterns and takes just 6 minutes to finish making a pair, which is half the time of the current production process by hand.

The production process is made up of a team of two robotic arms that work as a team, and use a knitting sized needle to threat the string together. The small footprint of this allows KEEN to claim that they have the smallest shoe factory in the World.


Today we're being a little cheeky and featuring one of our own products. Why? Because it's live on Kickstarter! We're less than 3 days into the campaign and already over 20% funded so it's fair to say things are going well!

Have you seen our Kickstarter video yet? If not, have a watch over on the Kickstarter page.

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There's still a few hours to get Geco Hub at the Early Bird rate. This is £8 less than the Retail Price so if you fancy one or three, now's a great time to get in on the action!.

FYI: Kickstarter is all or nothing funding, so if we don't reach our goal you won't get charged. Please share the page with your friends and family to help us reach our goal!

Until next week,

Simon Lyons

and the Version 22 Team