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The Sounds Of Handsewing

handsewing a beefroll penny loafer
Our factory is a noisy place; Exhaust fans, air compressors, and shoemaking machines are all loud and unpleasant sounding. However, in the quiet moments it's easy to recognize how satisfying and pleasant the sounds of shoemaking can be. We took some time, when the factory was quiet, to document the audio and visual beauty of handsewing the Beefroll Penny Loafer.

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Maine's Logging History

Maine's Logging History

Lumber and paper products is the largest industry in Maine. Its history dates back all the way to the early 1600s when the English settlers came to Maine and noticed the tall white pine trees on Monhegan Island. They started cutting down trees on the island and soon on the mainland as a resource to build ships. They found the trees so valuable that they began marking them for ship building, claiming them for the king. The need for these trees soon increased after the Revolutionary War for building ships and infrastructure, which were much needed in the new American economy. The trees that were...

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Spring Footwear Essentials Part 1

Spring Footwear Essentials Part 1
Spring is a season of variable conditions from cold and rainy to warm and dry to so it’s vital that your footwear can suit you for all conditions.. These are the styles that are essential for anyone to have in their repertoire for the upcoming season.

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