At the end of August, Hayley and I finalized the manufacturer for EKLUND GRIFFIN. We found our match in Connecticut and we’re so happy to be working with a New England company. We are thrilled and feeling very grateful to have found another fabulous partner in our leather vendor, right here in Maine! On Friday we visited their location, just a short two-hour drive away, and got a tour of the facility. We were given a complete history of the facility, which has been a working Maine tannery for over 75 years. Upon leaving Hayley and I both knew we’d found the partnership we were looking for.
Here are some photos we grabbed from around the facility. The experience was extremely educational and we’re looking forward to returning soon. A couple highlights included a trip into the sample room (amazing organization- Hayley was like a kid in a candy shop!) and the tannery dog, Jackson- such a love bug. We can’t wait to start working with the progressive and innovative team at the tannery to bring our first collection to life.
Full steam ahead for EKLUND GRIFFIN!
Happy Monday! Blair