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Leather Company sets up shop in closed textile mill

05
Dec '09
The Fall River area, at one time was noted for a number of textile mills which dotted the countryside. With passage of time, most of these textile mills closed down operations or shifted to more competitive overseas countries.

But, now a leather manufacturing which recently began operations at the site of a closed down mill may once again bring back the glory of industrial manufacturing associated with this region.

Lotuff & Clegg will produce fine handcrafted leather goods which will include briefcases, messenger bags, satchels, weekend valises, totes, Dopp kits, duffels and portfolios.

The co-owners of the company, Joe Lotuff and Frank Clegg were since many years, doing contract manufacturing of leather goods for other companies, but with passage of time, they realized that quality was the last thing on anybody's mind.

According to Joe, this happened due to the advent of throwaway culture, where an American consumer, replaced an item if it got spoilt. But now things were changing and consumers were looking forward to buy long lasting goods.

Frank said that, each part of the every bag is crafted by hand, and each piece takes hours to complete as they painstakingly focus on the smallest details of each corner along with which there is a lifetime guarantee on their products.

By doing away with middle-men, they are able to offer their products at very competitively priced rates, when compared to prices charged at the big departmental stores.

They also hope in due course of time, to expand their operations and hire additional workers to keep the company going and the pair also plans to keep designing new products as they go along.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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