December 09, 2013

I was recently introduced to Shinola.  I want to say a leather company, but that's not doing it justice.  They have fabulous watches, journals, and bikes too! There is a Shinola store local here in Kansas City on the Plaza and I spent some time playing among the wonderful watches and leather items they have to offer.  I must say, there is something to the feel of a sleek watch around your wrist.  I fell in love with a few that I wished came home with me.  Oh and a sign me up for the pretty pink bike!!

Making products that are beautiful, meaningful, and made to last, Shinola has partnered with a group of extraordinary American manufacturers who have an obsession with craftsmanship and quality.  Each of their partners, from Horween Leather to Waterford Precision Cycles, has a long legacy of excellence. 

Horween, a family-owned company founded over a century ago by Isidore Horween in Chicago, Illinois produces Shinola leather in one of America’s longest-running tanneries.  An exceptional leather of renowned quality, apparent in its color, texture, and the beautiful character it develops over time, the Horween tanning process still uses many of the same hand-based techniques the company has used from the very beginning. Although these techniques demand a highly-skilled team of craftspeople, and the process  a bit more timely and expensive than conventionally-produced leather, the end result is the same it’s been since the company’s founding.  Whether it’s a wallet, journal cover, or handbag, Horween demonstrates the care and close attention that defines American-made quality.  The leather is shipped to the expert craftspeople of Eric Scott in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri where the leather undergoes an intensive hands-on production process, from the cutting and stitching to the splitting and skiving.  Done by skilled workers, many of whom have been perfecting their craft for decades, this experience is ultimately what sets their craftspeople apart, with each detail of every item they produce.

They even have a curated collection and this little piggy is screaming to come home with me!

Shinola has partnered with me to offer this unique case for your iPhone that showcases American-made craftsmanship.  It features premium vegetable-tanned Horween leather that will develop rich character through exposure and daily use. Fits the iPhone 5, 4S, and 4.  It feel good in your hand, and the leather is soft, yet thick, and I am sure you will love it.  You just pull the cute little leather tab to raise your phone from the soft protective case.  There is also a front pocket to keep  your license of business cards handy too.  

To enter to win this beautiful green leather iPhone case, just follow the instructions in the rafflercopter form below, and good luck! 

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