15 Sep Cole Haan Launches Made In Maine Collection
Cole Haan launched Made in Maine, USA – a limited-edition collection hand-forged by artisans in Lewiston, ME.
“Creating a shoe that will last a lifetime is an exceedingly personal, painstakingly accurate process from start to finish and is the very definition of American craftsmanship. This quality has allowed Cole Haan to build a legacy that lives on today,” explains David Maddocks, chief marketing officer and general manager of business development.
The Made in Maine, USA collection represents a homecoming for Cole Haan, paying homage to the brand’s roots. One shoe alone requires the expertise of no less than five different artisans, each with their own unique skillsets. An individual pair of shoes can take as long as 30 hours to produce, ending with overnight drying to ensure shape and structure.
The craftsman’s touch is maintained throughout the process, from authentically rubbing dyes directly into the grain of the leather, to the traditional stitching. Additionally, a multistep burnishing process is also used optimize colors.
The Made in Maine, USA Collection is available now on www.ColeHaan.com and in U.S. and international Cole Haan Stores.