Chicago’s Last Tannery — The Distance

Chicago’s Last Tannery — The Distance.

“It needs to be the best it can be because that’s really our competitive advantage,” Skip said. “We’re not cheap. If you came to me and said, ‘Wow, I need a million of something in a really big hurry,’ you’re probably in the wrong place.”

I really enjoyed this profile of Horween Leather Company in the new online magazine, The Distance. I actually have an affinity for fine leather goods and, increasingly, many of the ones that have found their way into my life use Horween. One Star Leather Goods, for instance, makes wonderful wallets and notebook covers — many using Horween Chromexcel. And, the Field Notes Cover from Hellbrand Leatherworks that is on my person daily uses it as well. It makes me that much more appreciative of these items knowing the care that went into them at the source — a US based family-owned and operated business.