The Horween Leather Story

Filson, the maker behind Tin Cloth, presents this look inside the factory of fellow American heritage brand Horween. The video takes us behind the scenes of the historic Horween leather factory in Chicago, where the brand continues to produce some of the finest leathers in the industry, including those used for Filson’s new leather totes and accessories, which are made with traditional craftsmanship techniques and an uncompromising commitment to quality.


Horween Leather Company was founded in 1905. For more than 100 years, their goal has been to make the best leather in the world.

Making the best means doing lots of little things right. It means never mistaking fastest or cheapest with best. It means always using formulas that cut no corners, and components chosen strictly for their quality. In today’s market, where speed and flexibility are at a premium, we feel we offer our customers an unparalleled blend of quality, consistency, responsiveness, and innovation.

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Through the years they have cultivated their experience to offer a dynamic line of leathers that include traditional old world tannages and techniques along with carefully selected updates. Horween’s leathers are still made today, by hand, the same way they were generations ago.

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Beautiful imagery by Grant Legan

Post by Jamison Aweau

Minimalist / Realist

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