Issue 33 of The Essential Journal centered around British handcrafted goods including Harland Collier bespoke tailoring, Barbour waxed jackets and a feature on the history of Northamptonshire shoe making, of which Joseph Cheaney & Sons is proud to be a part of. The article goes on to describe what makes Goodyear welting such a key component to high quality footwear and the importance of an engaged, highly skilled and committed workforce. William Church, Joint MD of Cheaney comments;
‘For us, the people who work in the factory, that is the real asset. Everything else is a function of finance. You want a nice brand new shiny building? Providing you’ve got the finance, you can have it. If you want sparkling new machines, provided you’ve got money, you can have them. The skill base, you can’t buy that off the shelf. You’ve either got it, or you haven’t. It takes years to build and grow.
Many thanks to The Essential Journal for paying us a visit and seeing what we do in our factory.
Read the full article here.