Shinola Leather Line

Published On: May 21 2014 09:56:35 PM EDT

Shinola, known for its Detroit-built watches, bicycles, journals, leather goods, and shoe polish is excited to announce the opening of its in-house leather factory. Shinola’s Leather Factory will begin by producing a portion of Shinola’s leather watchstraps and will expand to small leather goods and eventually handbags.

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This venture is significant when factoring in these statistics: in 2013, 88.4% of the demand for US leather goods manufacturing was met by imports; in 2018, that number is projected to rise to 91.7%. Today the global handbag-making business is a $12.8 billion dollar industry, with US manufacturing accounting for less than $500 million of that figure.


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