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Cool Hunting Video: S. B. Foot Tanning Company
Last year, our friends at Red Wing Shoes invited us out to explore their factory in Minnesota. And, right next door to Red Wing is S.B. Foot Tanning Company. Established in 1872 by the Foot family, the business was eventually purchased by Red Wing...
DESIGN
CHV: Kawasaki Building The Wheel
In our fourth and final piece from our visit with Kawasaki in Lincoln, NE we went to a smaller corner of their enormous plant. While probably the least glamorous of their products, their wheels may be the most practical and abundant. The company...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Zai
Our friends at Bentley Motors recently invited us to Disentis, Switzerland to take a behind-the-scenes look at the factory for Zai, a premier producer of high-end skis. Manufactured on a back street in the picturesque alpine village, the skis represent...
CULTURE
Best of CH 2012: Cool Hunting Video
With the holidays upon us it's once again that time of year when we look back at Cool Hunting Video content in 2012. This year was a real gem with some fantastic pieces ranging from the world's largest carnivorous plant nursery to the wacky International...
STYLE
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Comme il Faut
While in Buenos Aires we stumbled across a curious manufacturing operation nestled in an alley and realized it was a unique opportunity for CH Video. Alicia Muñiz, the founder and designer of Comme il Faut, has been dancing tango most of her...
FOOD-DRINK
Kings County Distillery
"People are often expecting something more intense from the moonshine," said Kings County Distillery co-owner Colin Spoelman as he passed out samples of the signature clear, unaged white corn whiskey made at his Brooklyn-based micro-distillery...
DESIGN
Bauer Pottery Company
Southern California's Bauer Pottery Company first made a name for itself in 1932, when the company released California Color pottery after the Great Depression. Before its sunny introduction, ceramics came in white, cream or brown—Bauer was...
STYLE
Roy Denim in the Making
Generally considered the arbiter of denim, Self Edge recently took a trip to Greensboro, North Carolina to visit the world's oldest denim mill and document the making of Roy's new denim. Designed from warp to weft by Roy Slaper himself, the custom...
STYLE
Hiut Denim
Along with a beloved old T-shirt or a perfectly worn leather jacket, jeans often have more of a backstory than a regular article of clothing. The recently launched Hiut Denim encourages the wearer to officially document their relationship with...
FOOD-DRINK
Jameson Irish Whiskey Distillery
John Jameson's Dublin distillery was founded in 1780, guided by the family motto "Sine Metu", meaning without fear. To this day, those words appear on every bottle of Irish whisky. At the original distillery, located next to Smithfield Market, Jameson...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Bentley
During a recent trip to England we were invited to tour Bentley's factory in Crewe and had the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at how these luxury powerhouses are put together from start to finish. The hands-on plant offered a wildly different...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Capsule Video: Zwilling Pro
Zwilling J.A. Henckels recently gave us the opportunity to stop by the factory in Solingen, Germany to see the production process behind their new Zwilling Pro knife series. The Pro, created by architect and designer Matteo Thun, signals the brand...
FOOD-DRINK
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Plymouth Gin
For our latest video we took a trip to Plymouth, England to pay a visit to Plymouth Gin. Master distiller Sean Harrison showed us around the 213 year-old facility where we gained some insight into the history, recipe and process that goes into producing...
DESIGN
Portland Garment Factory
Just because a designer is local—whether in Austin, TX or Florence, Italy—doesn't necessarily mean the garments were made there—or even in the same country. Thanks to fast fashion, there's now a better-than-likely chance that even...
STYLE
Canada Goose Factory Tour
Nothing quite signifies cold like the image of a bundled-up kid with arms splayed to the sides. For those who'd rather minimize the bulk and unnatural limb positions, Canada Goose is in the midst of reinventing their typically function-over-fashion...