Places We Work

Producing high-quality, handcrafted products is a collaborative enterprise. That's why we've partnered with a group of extraordinary American manufacturers whose obsession with craftsmanship and quality matches our own. Each of our partners, from Horween Leather to Waterford Precision Cycles, has a long legacy of making products that are beautiful, meaningful, and made to last.

  • Edwards Brothers Malloy, Ann Arbor, MI

    A family-owned company with a century of tradition, Edwards Brothers Malloy is well-known for exacting specifications, high quality production, and its use of domestic, sustainably-cultivated sources for its paper.

    View this short film for a look at the factory operations, and scroll over the images below to read more about the craftspeople manufacturing and binding our Shinola journals.

    Craftspeople

    Bill U.
    Director of Operations
    Hometown: 
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Years of Service: 
    32
    Dan M.
    Press Manager
    Hometown: 
    Chelsea, MI
    Years of Service: 
    39
    Mike B.
    Bindery Multi-Skilled Operator
    Hometown: 
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Years of Service: 
    28
    Robert V.
    Perfect Binder Operator
    Hometown: 
    Ypsilanti, MI
    Years of Service: 
    23
    Stephen J.
    Press Assistant
    Hometown: 
    Gregory, MI
    Years of Service: 
    2
    Jim M.
    Pricing Manager
    Hometown: 
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Years of Service: 
    25
    Brian B.
    Press Mechanic
    Hometown: 
    Grass Lake, MI
    Years of Service: 
    34
    Barry N.
    Binder Manager
    Hometown: 
    Dexter, MI
    Years of Service: 
    34
    Jim G.
    Casemaker
    Hometown: 
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Years of Service: 
    13
  • Eric Scott, Ste. Genevieve, MO

    With a commitment to excellence and impeccable standards for materials and craftsmanship, Eric Scott has become one of America’s premier leather goods manufacturers by ensuring that quality is their highest priority. Of course, producing quality goods requires more than just quality materials--it requires highly-skilled workers with the ability and experience to ensure that every detail on every finished product comes out precisely how it should.

    Read more about the expert craftspeople at Eric Scott by scrolling over the images below, and click here to view a short film about their factory operations here.

    Craftspeople

    Carol Z.
    Sewing Technician
    Hometown: 
    Ste. Genevieve, MO
    Years of Service: 
    23
    Connie N.
    Sewing Technician
    Hometown: 
    DeSoto, MO
    Years of Service: 
    2
    Lorraine M.
    Splitting / Skiving Technician
    Hometown: 
    Ste. Genevieve, MO
    Years of Service: 
    21
    Cindy N.
    Sewing Technician
    Hometown: 
    Ste. Genevieve, MO
    Years of Service: 
    28
    Mindy W.
    Manufacturing Technician
    Hometown: 
    Bloomsdale, MO
    Years of Service: 
    2
    Brandon R.
    Cutting Technician
    Hometown: 
    Ste. Genevieve, MO
    Years of Service: 
    2
  • Horween Leather Company, Chicago, IL

    Horween leather has been an industry leader since its founding by Isidore Horween in 1905. Based in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, Horween still uses time-honored, hand-based techniques in its leather production, requiring highly-experienced skilled craftspeople at every step in the process.

    Scroll over the images below to read more about the craftspeople at Horween Leather's Chicago factory, and watch this short film for a look at the company's operations.

    Craftspeople

    John P.
    Cordovan Shaver
    Hometown: 
    Hometown, USA
    Years of Service: 
    26
    Curtis T.
    Cordovan Sorter
    Hometown: 
    Chicago, IL
    Years of Service: 
    36
    Thanh Vi C.
    Sorter
    Hometown: 
    Chicago, IL
    Years of Service: 
    26
    Skip H.
    Hometown: 
    Chicago, IL
    Years of Service: 
    35
    Frank H.
    Finishing Foreman
    Hometown: 
    Chicago, IL
    Years of Service: 
    26
    Nick H.
    Hometown: 
    Chicago, IL
    Years of Service: 
    10
    Fortino B.
    Splitting Machine Operator
    Hometown: 
    Chicago, IL
    Years of Service: 
    38
    Gregorio O.
    Cordovan Assistant Foreman, Shaver
    Hometown: 
    Chicago, IL
    Years of Service: 
    32
  • Waterford Precision Cycles, Waterford, WI

    Waterford Precision Cycles, led by Richard Schwinn, has earned its legendary reputation as America's premier bicycle builder by meticulously handcrafting top-quality frames and forks using only the highest quality materials. Waterford's quality is evident in their finished products, which are a direct result of the level of care and expertise of the craftspeople at their Wisconsin factory.

    Scroll over the images below to read more about the workers, and watch this short film for an in-depth look at Waterford's factory operations.

    Craftspeople

    Richard S.
    Founder
    Hometown: 
    Rochester, WI
    Years of Service: 
    21
    Kenny P.
    Fabricator
    Hometown: 
    Waterford, WI
    Years of Service: 
    6
    Sean K.
    Fabricator
    Hometown: 
    Waterford, WI
    Years of Service: 
    11
    Brian W.
    Production Manager
    Hometown: 
    Antioch, IL
    Years of Service: 
    17
    Brian B.
    Painter
    Hometown: 
    Burlington, WI
    Years of Service: 
    16
    EJ M.
    Master Brazer
    Hometown: 
    Waterford, WI
    Years of Service: 
    21