Lasso is an innovative and young brand that is taking an innovative approach to casual slippers and footwear. The Royal College of Art graduate Gaspard Tiné-Berès created Lasso in 2010 after he had the idea to make a slipper from a single piece of felt, sewn with sneaker laces. After 164 prototypes Tiné-Berès perfected the comfort and design of the Lasso slipper. Manufactured in Sellerie Parisienne, at Villeneuve-Saint-Georges in the suburbs of Paris, a local enterprise that provides work opportunities for people with special needs, Lasso is a young and conscious brand.
Working with a classic silhouette, the slippers are warm and comfortable, each slipper is constructed from a single piece of natural wool felt, their 3D form is created by the 2D geometry of their pattern. Using minimal and affordable tooling, the shapes are dye-cut from sheets of 5mm thick felt, which is essential for small-scale production. The slippers are delivered flat-packet and come with coloured laces that have to be threaded along the seam to create the finished slipper.