• Monday, October 13, 2014

    Shinola Launches E-Commerce In Europe

    Detroit is making a voyage across the Atlantic, and we’re bringing our watches with us. Actually, we’re bringing all our handcrafted goods—watches, bicycles, journals, leather goods, pet accessories, shoe polish and supply products.

  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Introducing the Shinola Supply Blanket by Faribault Woolen Mill

    The fabric of Faribault Woolen Mill Co. is woven into Minnesota history and stands as a living testament to American craftsmanship. Faribault woolens have served generations from pioneers heading west to American troops overseas, and are frequently handed down as family heirlooms in the Land of Lakes. Renowned for comfort and quality, the nearly 150-year-old mill on the banks of the Cannon River produces fine woolen blankets, throws and scarves along with other accessories using century-old machinery.

  • Monday, September 15, 2014

    SHINOLA SUPPLY INTRODUCES FIELD AMERICAN DESIGN

    We’re proud to include Field as part of Shinola Supply, American-made goods from Shinola and craftsmen who share our commitment to making things again in this country. Field, a design firm with offices in Washington D.C. and Chicago, makes small products for the home and office, and manufactures them in the United States using a network of independent craftsmen. Their products work to support their customers’ lives, balancing honest materials, quality design and practical usability. Shinola worked with Field to curate a selection of their American-made products, available in stores only for a limited time.

  • Friday, September 12, 2014

    Where Rubber and a Watch Strap Meet | Stern Manufacturing

    Stern Manufacturing of Staples, Minnesota has been producing rubber molding products for over 40 years. We’re proud to feature Stern’s American-made rubber watch straps on our Detroit-built watches.

  • Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    INTERVIEW WITH DOG TRAINER KATE PERRY

    Things just got a little better for man's best friend. Meet Shinola Pet, a new line of high quality, American-made canine accessories, from Shinola dog beds to toys to leashes and collars, developed alongside famed photographer (and next-level dog lover) Bruce Weber. To kick off the collection's launch, we sat down with three women—a breeder, a trainer, and a humane society advocate—who know a thing or two about keeping canines happy. 

  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    INTERVIEW WITH DOG BREEDER KAREN KELLER

    Things just got a little better for man's best friend. Meet Shinola Pet, a new line of high quality, American-made canine accessories, from Shinola dog leashes and collars to toys and beds, developed alongside famed photographer (and next-level dog lover) Bruce Weber. To kick off the collection's launch, we sat down with three women—a breeder, a trainer, and a humane society advocate—who know a thing or two about keeping canines happy. 

  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Meet Katie O., Seamstress of Shinola Leather Goods

    With a background in making theater costumes, Katie O. creates the finished sample products for our leather collection, which includes a lot of trial and error and a much needed go-with-the-flow attitude. Katie has been seamstress of Shinola leather goods for nearly a year, and her passion for sewing is always present in her life, from the clothes she makes for herself—she’s currently making her own wedding dress—to the handmade leather journals, bags and accessories she helps craft in our Detroit leather factory. We couldn’t ask for anyone better to bring our men’s and women’s leather designs to life.

  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Off the Leash at Midtown Detroit’s Dog Park

    This summer Shinola partnered with Midtown Detroit, Inc. to open Midtown’s very first dog park. We’re happy to see so many pups and owners enjoying the off-leash space at the corner of Cass Avenue and West Canfield Street. We’re equally excited to introduce Shinola Pet, our new line of American-made pet accessories, featuring dog collars, leashes, toys and beds—a collaboration with photographer and animal lover Bruce Weber.  

  • Friday, June 20, 2014

    Introducing our newest pet project

    Introducing Shinola pet, a collaboration with photographer and animal lover, Bruce Weber.  The collection is a line of American-made pet accessories—including leashes, collars, beds, and toys—that were designed and developed together with Bruce Weber.  In addition, Bruce Weber’s photography will be featured on a variety of limited edition post cards and notebooks, celebrating the connection between people and their pets and the thoughtfulness and passion that goes into every image and every product. 

    In the spirit of collaboration, we’re producing a portion of the pet toys in partnership with The Empowerment Plana Detroit based charity that hires women from local shelters, training them in industrial sewing and manufacturing to create a sleeping bag coat for the homeless which are then distributed across the American urban landscape.

    In addition, we’ll be working to raise awareness of animal advocate groups such as the Michigan Humane Society, who make sure that our beautiful pals have a chance at a great life.

    Shinola pet accessories are now available in our retail stores and on Shinola.com.

  • Thursday, May 1, 2014

    Our collaboration with Kletterwerks

    Kletterwerks was founded in 1975 by Dana Gleason and a few friends who determined that the gear available at the time was insufficient for serious Rocky Mountain climbing and skiing. With a focus on functionality and durability, their first four bags—the Flip, Day, Rock and Terraplane—would quickly become legendary in the climbing world. 

    Although Kletterwerks halted production in the early '80's due to a  difference of opinions among business partners, Gleason would go on to found some of the most recognized backpack brands in the outdoor industry, including Dana Design and Mystery Ranch. Then in 2010, in response to overwhelming consumer demand, Gleason revived Kletterwerks from a 30 year silence. 

    We're proud to have four custom American-made Kletterwerks bags in our Shinola retail stores through the month of May. To mark the occasion we sat down for a conversation with the company's brand manager, Ben Nobel. 

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