Accessories Saddles/Tack

Heritage Brand: A Family Brand

The Heritage Brand leather shop in Tumalo, Oregon, where all HB products are manufactured. By Danna Burns-Shaw Did you know that family businesses account for 64% of U.S. gross domestic product? They generate 62% of the country’s employment and account for 78% of all new job creation. Family-owned businesses are the backbone of the American economy! Small businesses employ just over half of U.S. workers. Research also shows that family
Boot/Shoe

STIEFELwerk: Bespoke in Brooklyn with Anne Marika Verploegh Chassé

Anne Marika Verploegh Chasse moved to New York from her native Switzerland 20 years ago and opened her Brooklyn bespoke boot and shoe shop 15 year ago. Her visual arts background makes her footwear creations unique and distinctive. By Gene Fowler    “Everything I do has rhythm,” says Anne Marika Verploegh Chassé of STIEFELwerk, a one-woman bespoke boot and shoe making company based in Brooklyn. “I have always been a maker
Supplier

Making Their Mark

Buckeye Engraving celebrates 40 yearsof manufacturing custom metal stamps, marking dies, branding irons — and more! By Lynn Ascrizzi Ever since the first artists in prehistory pressed red-ocher handprints on a torch-lit cave wall, enterprising humans have sought to make personal and lasting impressions. Fast-forward roughly 40,000 years. Today, in our quick-paced digital age, skilled technicians use complex technology to engrave the identifying signs and symbols that entrepreneurs use to
Saddles/Tack

Frecker’s Saddlery: A Family Affair

Karsten and Kent Frecker shown with a couple floral carved saddles. By Nick Pernokas The tall cowboy eased through the crowd at the tradeshow.  Every once in a while there was a flash of recognition from other shoppers, but then they went on about their business. This was Vegas after all. The National Finals Rodeo sported several large trade shows filled with western merchandise and it was easy to miss