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Where do Altberg make their boots today?

  • 16 November 2023
  • Author: Kersty
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“When i first started making shoes in 1969 there were over 400 factories throughout the uk”.

“By 2004 there was just a handful remaining - i was one of the few - and me and a few others certainly weren’t ‘raging against the dying of the light” - or anything else come to that - we had enough on our plates just trying to keep going”.

“Everyone told me i was crazy starting up a boot factory when all over the country factories were closing down... And maybe they were right... But making shoes and boots was all i knew... And really... that’s where the story of Altberg begins...”

ACKKNOWLEDGEMENT: “The Dying Of The Light” is a poem by Dylan Thomas. “Do not go gentle into that good night, Rage rage against the dying of the light”

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