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Shinola opens factory in Detroit to make the brand's leather goods
Shinola opens factory in Detroit to make the brand's leather goods

Shinola, the long-defunct shoe polish brand relaunched in 2011 as an upscale U.S.-made watch, bicycle and leather accessories label, opened its own dedicated leather goods factory in Detroit this week. One of the stable of brands owned by Santa Monica-based Bedrock Manufacturing, Shinola cut the ribbon Tuesday on a nearly 12,000-square-foot space that the company says by year's end will employ 60 professionally trained leather workers who will cut and sew tanned leather into the brand's various watch straps, small leather goods and, eventually, handbags. The company, which partnered with Swiss movement maker Ronda to make its watch factory a reality, has partnered with...

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