Dear BANGS, how are you even made?

We’ve started working with a new factory, and they are aye-mazing.

Manufacturing is not an easy process, especially when you’re dealing with an international relationship.

But wait! “Why aren’t BANGS Shoes made in the USA?” Don’t you love America? We do love America!

American-Patriot

We love America

The reality is that the manufacturing industry was outsourced decades ago, and we do not have a cool mill in the bank to try and bring the industry back this way. Fortunately, there are amazing factories based in other countries that have extremely working high-standards, producing high quality goods. The hard part is finding them!

Our manufacturing process is extremely important to us and it is paramount our factory aligns with our mission, wherever BANGS shoes are made. That said, we have begun working with an amazing factory in China, where BANGS Shoes were inspired (read our story here), and this new factory has been literally a joy.

Our new factory makes extremely high quality goods + has a creative, incredibly hard-working, passionate group of minds grinding their gears. Not to mention, they believe in the BANGS mission just as much as we do. Their help and extensive support is remarkable, and we are seriously lucky to be working with them.

On top of  their general awesome-ness, they even made us a slide show so we can share exactly how BANGS are made. Cray, right?! Check it out.

Step 1: cut fabric

 

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Step 2: stitch logo

 

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Step 3: stitch back

 

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Step 4: stitch binding

 

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Step 5: stitch side label

 

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Step 6: stitch eyelets

 

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Step 7: be weird

 

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Step 8: put last inside

 

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Step 9: glue lasting board

 

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step 10: mark before outsole and foxing

 

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step 11: place glue in mark zone

 

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step 12: assemble foxing and outsole

 

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step 13: be awesome

Pretty cool of them to put together for us!

As always, thanks for believing  widespread change can be affected through small, every day decisions. Choose to make the world a better place.

Stand with us,

Hannah

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Check out BANGS here.

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March 29, 2014 by admin
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