EmmaOpitz grew up on a farm in Selesia, hard labor and deprivation a part of her life. Hard times, however, paved the way to the craftsmanship and perseverance. On thing not to be missed in farm life was the so-called selesian knot, which was used in a varietey of ways, to tether livesock, in hanging up utensils and tools, as a loop to hold gates and doors....anything that needed to be held tight. After having to flee Selesia she was only able to pack a few neccessities: some items of clothing, two loaves of bread, some ham and her knowlege. In a difficult mid-war life, her iron will led to her surviving the worst. One of her grandchildren, a spry and curious child, loved to listen to the old stories grandma told thus learning the ropes in life! He learned, in the very sense oft he word, to tie ropes to a tree, how to tie knots for one or the other use, how to hold and use the appropriate tools....leading to what Emma Opitz Lederlinge is today, a long forgotten tradition of tying knots. Today Emma Optz Lederlinge designs and creates beautiful leather accessoires with much devotion and craftsmanship invested in each unique piece. We invest the neccessary time and effort to bring each accessoire to life. By using only the finest quality materials, with an eye for details and a never-ending passion for our Lederlinge, we create pieces of true beauty and functionality.
In the early 1600s the Dutch were the leading nation sailing out to unknown parts of the world, with the biggest naval fleet the world had ever seen. With some serious sea legs, they discovered new lands, different ways of life but also ran into some big obstacles along the way. To protect themselves against bad luck the men had a tattoo of a pig and a hen on their feet. It was believed it gave the sailors the ability to survive when they had to abandon ship. The sailors felt they would be able to find land, just like the Pig and Hen who were kept in wooden crates and thus floated, and would let the tide bring them home. Pig&Hen will save your life, even in a tight situation.
Red Wing Shoes was built on America s great promise; if one worked hard enough, one could achieve anything. Since 1905, that work ethic is poured into ever y cut and stitch that crafts a Red Wing boot. From the first boot to leave the factory floor, Red Wing has proudly st ood for not only getting the job done, but getting it done right. By combining the finest leathers and quality materials with uncompromising craftsmanship, Red Wing s Heritage collection continues to build upon a legacy of USA-made excellence so the boots built tomorrow are as enduring as the boots built 100 years ago. About the Weekender Collection When the whistle blows at the end of a long week, taking of f your work boots doesn t have to mean giving up your Red Wings. The new Weekender Colle ction is a flexible and lightweight alternative to the traditional Goodyear welt, whi le still featuring our ComfortForce® footbed and leathers from S.B. Foot Tanning Co mpany. It s traditional Red Wing quality and craftsmanship, inspired by our tried-and-t rue oxford and chukka silhouettes.
The poem is advice from a father to his son on how to be a man. It is about humility, honour, risk and reward.
More than two decades later when the seed of an idea for a range of skincare products was born, values like these were ruminating through my mind. They are values that I thought would help mould a brand into something capable of reminding us that acts of ritual and preparation are worthy endeavours and that healthy skin is something to be aspire to and be proud of.
So when a tattered old poem that my dad had given me years before was uncovered in the bottom of an old chest and I read the line, if you can meet with Triumph & Disaster and treat those two imposters just the same, well, the deal was done and the brand born.
Triumph & Disaster's philosophy is to use the best of science combined with the best of nature to produce naturally derived but scientifically engineered products that work. We use local indigenous ingredients such as Horopito oil and Ponga fern extract blended with scientifically proven and natural ingredients from around the globe, such as clay from Australia, Jojoba extract from Mexico and Tamanu oil from Polynesia.
Finally we believe that the future of sustainable business is a path of integrity and honesty (great marketing and a rocking distribution system may also help) and that customers deserve at least this much from the brands they support.
We aim to respect nature, utilize science, create products of ritual and tools for preparation - so we can treat Triumph & Disaster, those two imposters just the same.
Dion Nash Founder