Northampton, England: “It’s amazing how the manufacturing is still going and keeping a lot of people employed. There are people who have been at the shoe factories for 30 or 40 years, if not more, and they’re still passing the skills down. Every time I go back there’s someone younger who’s been trained by the older folks to carry on the tradition. It doesn’t seem to be a dying art. The Regent Belt Company, for example, makes stuff for Ralph Lauren, J Crew, and LL Bean. Same with some of the shoe companies.”
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Northampton, England: “It’s amazing how the manufacturing is still going and keeping a lot of people employed. There are people who have been at the shoe factories for 30 or 40 years, if not more, and they’re still passing the skills down. Every time I go back there’s someone younger who’s been trained by the older folks to carry on the tradition. It doesn’t seem to be a dying art. The Regent Belt Company, for example, makes stuff for Ralph Lauren, J Crew, and LL Bean. Same with some of the shoe companies.”