Factory Visit: Horween Leather Company
Drew, who manages our Chicago shop, recently visited the Horween factory. Located just fifteen minutes from our shop, the family-run company produces leather for several brands we carry, including Wolverine, Shinola, Oak Street Bootmakers, and our own Steven Alan watches. The factory has been in operation for over 100 years, and with most employees spending 20+ years on the factory floor, it’s no surprise that it felt like home. Drew walks us through his tour with director Nick Horween:
Nick Horween, fifth generation Horween leather maker, walks the factory floor with me. Our Chicago shop carries four brands that utilize Horween leather, including Oak Street Bootmakers, Wolverine 1000 Mile, Shinola, and our very own SA shell cordovan watch straps.
It is then ironed out and once again left to air dry. These pallets are soon-to-be footballs. Horween supplies Wilson with all of their leather for footballs, basketballs, baseball mitts, and other leather sporting goods.
Many thanks to Nick and Horween for having us! You can read more about the company here.
- Photography by Todd PinckneyThis entry was posted on Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 5:55 pm and is filed under In Stock. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.comments closed +SHARE
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