Chloe and Stuart

are powering the circular economy.

About Thousand Fell

Thousand Fell launched with a line of sustainably sourced and recyclable sneakers, creating a closed loop system where buyers return shoes to be recycled and receive a discount on their next pair. In addition to their D2C model, Thousand Fell is preparing to launch a fully managed B2B platform that enables brands and retailers to offer their own closed loop product lines.

Why Now

The U.S. casual footwear market is $20B and growing. With 62% of Gen Z consumers saying they prefer to buy sustainable brands, Thousand Fell meets the trifecta of price, quality and convenience for these sustainability-minded consumers. Their platform presents a significant opportunity for major brands and retailers to rethink their approach to sustainability.

Founders
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Chloe Songer

Co-Founder

Chloe Songer is the co-founder of Thousand Fell. Her previous experience spans Vogue, Alexander Wang Group, and Gap Inc., in both their Retail Management Program and Women’s Global Merchandising. Chloe was a Princeton in Asia Fellow in Wuhan, CN and holds a BA in Economics and Chinese Language from Duke University.

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Stuart Ahlum

Co-Founder

Stuart Ahlum is the co-founder of Thousand Fell. He comes from an entrepreneurial background with more than five years of experience running footwear start-ups and leading business strategy and operations. Stuart spent three years living and working in Asia, where he gained a deep understanding of footwear supply chain and manufacturing. He holds a degree in Philosophy from Princeton University.


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