Update: the first tour is happening on June 12 at 11am. The tour is limited to 8 people and already has a waiting list, but Nick Horween has offered to conduct additional tours, so please feel free to add your name to the list.
Many of you have probably seen their building at the intersection of Elston and Ashland. Horween was founded in 1905, and continues to blend handmade craftsmanship with modern techniques:
Horween Leather offers an unparalleled blend of quality, consistency, responsiveness, and innovation. Through the years, we have cultivated our experience to offer dynamic lines of leathers. Our products include traditional, old world tannages and techniques, carefully updated with modern applications. Today, our leathers are still made by hand, the same way as generations ago.
Horween’s product lines range from sports leathers (footballs and baseball gloves) to high-end footwear and other applications.
If you are interested in touring Horween, please register here.
Some things to note:
- We don’t have a time of day, day of week, or date for the tour yet. Of course we will try to arrange a time that works best for the greatest number of people, but no guarantees are possible.
- The number of people who can attend is limited, and participants will be chosen by random lottery.
- Reminder: if there are other places you would like to tour — and especially if you have any connections — please get in touch!