Production of leather gloves had all but died out in large parts of Europe by the second half of the 20th century. In Hungary, however, this craft has survived. Based in Småland, Hestra has been working with Hungarian glove-makers since the 1950s, and ten years ago decided to build their own factory here.
In 1993, Hestra decided to build its own production facility in China. It was an important step towards progressing as a company.
Hestra has been producing its quality gloves just outside the Chinese city of Shanghai for several decades now, and back in 2011 decided to launch a joint venture with its most important supplier. It’s a tale of gloves uniting Småland entrepreneurship with Chinese craft traditions.
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