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Kitten 7 by Margot Bird

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Kitten 7
Drawing is 6x6 inches (paper size is 8x8 inches)

My work is pleasing to the eye and has an enjoyable presence. The subjects I use come from things I am immediately affected by, whether it be positively or negatively, and I pull a lot of influence from internet memes. It is important to me that my work remains humorous, which I do by positioning my subjects into silly, bizarre, or unexpected situations. 


Margot Bird (born Sioux City, IA) Lives and works in Brooklyn NY. She received her Bachelor of Arts & Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2006. In Fall of 2018, she had her first solo exhibition at Sargent’s Daughters Gallery in New York City.  In Summer of 2020 she had her second solo exhibition with Sidel & McElwreath. Her work has been included in numerous group shows throughout the US and Mexico, including Ladrón Galería in Mexico City, MX; Left Field Gallery in Los Osos, CA; Field Projects Gallery in New York City; Lorimoto Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; the Wassaic Projects Summer Exhibition in Wassaic, NY; the Bellevue Art Museum in Bellevue, WA; SPRING/BREAK Art Show NYC; 123 Astronaut Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; Festival Internacional Cultural Tierra Adentro in Aculco, MX; Yo Mama Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; Stella Elkins Gallery in Philadelphia, PA; 244 Art Gallery in Mexico City, MX; Nola Darling in New York, NY; The Black Lodge in Seattle, WA; Blaubak Gallery of Modern Art in Kirkland, WA; and Firecracker Studios in Madison, WI.  From the beginning of 2016 until May 2017, Margot Bird worked tirelessly in a self-motivated intensive residency in Mexico City. In addition, she has painted over two dozen murals throughout the US and Mexico.



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Silk Tabis

Upper: 25% recycled polyester, 36% polyester, 20% viscose, 14% spandex, 5% silk

Interior Lining: biodegradable UMORFIL Beauty Fiber, a collagen-infused yarn suitable for next to skin wear, even for sensitive skin!

Insole: Felted Australian merino wool top for next-to-skin softness. Two layers of recycled foam: a base layer of high-density foam for support, and a midlayer of springy foam for cushioning in a low-drop design.

Sole: Semi-transparent rubber for range of motion, traction, durability and comfort.

Vegan Tabis

Upper: 44% polyester, 27% tencel, 17% spandex, 12% recycled cotton

Interior Lining: Tencel lyocell, from renewable wood pulp via sustainable processes

Insole: New and improved soft and flexible removable insole with a two layers of high and medium density recycled foam for cushioning and support.

Sole: Opaque matte black rubber for range of motion, traction, durability and comfort.

Metal Tabis

Upper: 68% polyester, 14% recycled polyester, 18% spandex

Interior Lining: Tencel lyocell, from renewable wood pulp via sustainable processes

Insole: New and improved soft and flexible removable insole with a two layers of high and medium density recycled foam for cushioning and support.

Sole: Semi-transparent white rubber for range of motion, traction, durability and comfort.

Our Tabi Sneakers run true to size. If you size down, your foot will likely "fit" due to the upper's ability to stretch, but you may experience rubbing at the heel.

Kitten 7 by Margot Bird



What is a tabi?

The tabi is a style of footwear with a split toe that dates back to 15th Century Japan when it was originally designed as a split-toe cotton sock to be worn with geta, or wooden sandals. Our tabi is an eco-friendly take on a time-honored classic, with all the comfort and style of a modern shoe.

Do I have to wear socks with my tabi?

We designed our tabi sneakers so that they could be worn barefoot. Our insole and lining materials have anti-microbial properties, and the insole is removable so you can throw the shoe (minus insole) into the wash to freshen them up. For those of you that cannot go without socks, we make those!

How do I take care of my tabis?

It’s super easy - just throw 'em in the washing machine! We made sure that the insole is removable and hand washable as a first line of defense when it's time to clean your tabis. After you’ve removed your insole, place your whole shoe in the wash - treat it like a sweater. Wash on delicate cycle in cold water. We recommend a gentle detergent and tumble dry on low or air dry in a warm, sunny place.

What are your tabis made out of?

The vegan tabis are either knit from recycled water bottles or polyester and elastic. The silk tabis are made with a blend of recycled polyester, viscose, and silk yarn. All of our tabis are 3d-knit.


Returns or exchanges are accepted within 30 days of delivery in a like-new, unworn condition. Please try on your tabis indoors on smooth clean surfaces. 

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ILYSM is a sneaker brand and digital community-driven platform whose mission is to support an ecosystem of artists and elevate new talent.

We believe that sneakers and fashion can be a vehicle to connect everyday objects and experiences with artistic expression. 

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We’re taking a community-first approach; designing, manufacturing, and selling sneakers and beautifully made things while working to empower artists. We bring balance and purpose to every step you take with beautiful materials, functional integrity, innovative technology, and sustainable practices.

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