St. Louis leatherworker is giving the soccer ball a new look and feel

Sep 4, 2023
Jon-Paul Wheatley is combining his lifelong love of soccer with his pandemic hobby of crafting leather. He's documenting it all online.
Jon-Paul Wheatley with one of his custom soccer balls.
Courtesy Wheatley

A visit to LA-based shoe company Zuzii

Feb 16, 2015
Family owned business Zuzii makes shoes to order in their LA studio
Zuzii is a family owned footwear company catering to customers searching for handmade to order shoes.

'Made in Italy' may not mean what you think it does

Sep 24, 2014
The country on the label may just be the last stop on the assembly line

L.L.Bean boots kicking up a lot of business lately

Feb 20, 2012
The classic boots from L.L. Bean become fashion statements for a new generation.