Turns out retail's not dead: Silicon Valley’s most beloved woollen sneaker, Allbirds, has opened a second store in Soho, New York. Its first store was opened in April in San Francisco – and more stores are on the horizon, including here in New Zealand.
Everyone loves Allbirds, right? That’s what the New Zealand-made, San Francisco-based wool shoe company is betting on, anyway – and they’ve raised US$17.5 million to continue developing water-resistant wool shoes and expand internationally.
The co-founders of Wellington production company Wrestler recently travelled around the real world to look at the future of the virtual world. In part three of the series, Ben Forman recounts his time in San Francisco, revels in the love everyone seems to have for New Zealand and has an epiphany about the state of the industry.
As part of Idealog's Design Month, we picked the brains of some of the most interesting individuals in the industry to find out their favourite design-related things, their not-so-secretive side hustles and what inspires them creatively. Here's Allbirds founder Tim Brown.
A year on after Allbirds launched its Wool Runner shoe, the brand is flying high, from celebrity endorsements to a Purple Pin at the Best Awards. This week, the company expanded its product offering with the Wool Lounger - the more fashion-conscious cousin of the Wool Runner. Founder Tim Brown has a chat about the new product's design.
In the latest edition of our series asking some of Aotearoa's best-known businesspeople and visionaries to take a step back and offer their insights on how the past year has gone and how the future might unfold, we chat with Allbirds' Tim Brown.
To mark the arrival of the Vodafone xone business accelerator, Idealog is interviewing heaps of established New Zealand innovators, as well as the founders of the 10 startups selected by Vodafone to receive mentorship, funding and the potential benefits of working with a global network. In this edition, publisher and editorial director Ben Fahy dials in to San Francisco to speak with Tim Brown, ex-pro footballer and co-founder of hot-to-trot, New Zealand born, woollen shoe brand Allbirds, which recently won big at the Best Awards.