More playtime for everyone!
FOOOTY was created from frustration of one of the founders, Jean-Pierre Raes. Going on holidays he and his wife often forgot to take a ball for their kids to play with (or couldn't fit one in the suitcase). They ended up buying a new ball on many trips so their home eventually became a “museum of footballs.”
The frustration led to a creative process. It started with a T-shirt! We thought we could make a Tee that you can fold into a ball to kick around? After a lot of trial & error we ended up with a t-shirt with a connection system to fold it into a ball. After playing around with this clicking system we noticed that there were many more possibilities when we would skip the T-shirt. So we did... The FOOOTY was born. The connection elements became the base to CREATE anything you want and to PLAY anywhere you want... (Still, if you want, you can put a T-shirt inside of your creation. It can help when it's a bit too windy ;-)
FOOOTY was successfully launched on Kickstarter in 2016 . Many FOOOTY packs traveled to over 30 countries. In 2017 it was officially introduced in retail during the international Toyfair in Nuremberg. In the meantime this Dutch invention is a worldwide success, available in many stores around the world.
The FOOOTY was developed by Apollo 11, a Dutch concept studio based in Amsterdam, that has the urge to create positive impact. With FOOOTY we want to offer everyone more playtime... since 'PLAYING is as important as eating and sleeping'.
We work together with Humanitarian Aid Organization Qandil to offer refugee kids a chance to play. For every FOOOTY sold online, one FOOOTY is donated to refugee kids.
Our adventure started in Amsterdam, but in the meantime people all around the world enjoy the fun of playing FOOOTY. We work together with great partners around the world that embrace our purpose to offer more playtime for everyone. FOOOTY is now also available in the USA via Wicked Uncle.
Our story continues...