088 – A Visit to a Footwear Factory – Crown Northampton
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Join me on a tour round Crown Northampton’s footwear factory
In this episode I chat to Chris Woodford, owner of Chancery Footwear, the factory which makes the Crown Northampton collection, and Mark Higgs, brand manager for Crown Northampton.
Launched only a couple of years ago, Crown Northampton is quite different to the other shoemakers in the famous footwear town. Instead of making the traditional Goodyear-welted shoes which the region is known for, Crown’s signature product is a leather sneaker.
Hear how Chris has completely reinvented the family business, which was founded by his great-grandfather in the early 1900s, to create a growing made in England footwear brand for the 21st century.
Already very successful in Japan, Chris and Mark have big plans for the future of the Crown Northampton brand.
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