Thursday, 19 February 2009
Grenson x Albam
Yesterday was spent at Rushden on the outskirts of Northampton. Not the most salubrious of places but this is the real deal in terms of shoe making. And the centre of that for Albam is Grenson HQ.
The oracle of shoe making showed me around and showed me pretty much a shoe being made. Approx 250 processes go into one pair of shoes and the skill and time that goes into a pair is something to be proud of. This factory and those surrounding it (that are no longer factories) must have been spectacular sites when they were full of craftsmen and women in the truest sense of the word. A real job with real satisfaction.
Our production for the brogue and remake of the tan desert boot had just been started and our AW09 samples were nearly finished so we will be letting those of you are on the waiting list when they are arriving.
We will be back there for more shoes and just more good chat with the people crafted our shoes.