Detroit Leather Team’s newest accomplishment: The Mini Drawstring Bag

Shinola’s Detroit leather factory isn’t the type of place where automated machines do all the work. From leather hide to finished product, there are ten artisans meticulously completing 39 steps to build just one Mini Drawstring. This new handbag is the direct result of Shinola’s dedication to learn the skills needed to increase in-house production. Read more to learn about the […]

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#TravelWithShinola to Copenhagen

Since quitting her job in Silicon Valley, travel blogger Christine Amarose has bartended on the beaches of the French Riviera, drank coffee in Melbourne, backpacked through Southeast Asia and roadtripped across the United States. Today, she lives in New York City and continues to travel around the globe. “I believe in daring to live the life […]

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All About Wallets

Everyone uses a wallet, but no one uses it the same way. John Truex and Richard Lambertson, Shinola’s co-design directors of leather, had that notion top of mind when they designed our core collection of Shinola wallets. “There are so many things to consider about the way someone lives that will dictate the pieces we […]

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A Peek at Our Spring Leather Collection

This Spring we’re launching new colors for both our fresh leather designs and popular classics. We’ll continue to bring you new color options throughout the season, but for now, take a look at our two new favorites — Chili Pepper and Ocean, alongside Shinola’s timeless standbys: bourbon and deep brown.  Ocean [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_original”,”fid”:”3170″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”height”:”540″,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”,”width”:”960″}}]] Ocean is a […]

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#LoveMyCity London with Garconjon

Jonathan Daniel Price, better known as Garconjon, is a London-based photographer specializing in fashion and street photography. In 2014, he launched a project we connected closely with called Man/Men: Manufacturing Menswear, a journal of British craftsmanship that profiles the industry leaders behind British manufacturing and high quality menswear still being produced in the UK. We […]

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Transforming Raw Hide into Premium Leather

It’s 8 a.m. on a Tuesday in Detroit, and 2,500 feet of our signature bourbon leather has just arrived at our facility. Incoming Quality Specialist Damond Love and his counterpart Chris Maxwell inspect the hides personally under a lightbox custom-made for Shinola. They match each hide against the master color swatch, measure it, then check […]

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