For years, we have been talking about making our Tessa Clogs here in the mountain of Colorado. Tessa has been painting our clogs here since day one but we have worked with many manufacturers in Sweden who have built them to our specifications.
|unloading the 2000lb press|
Setting up a factory - we truly thought would be moderate hard maybe not exactly like buying a new refrigerator and plugging it in but hoping it to be close to that. NOPE - our challenges have been everything from mitigating noise, getting permission to run iron pipe for our compressor, getting 3 phase electric machines to work in a single phase environment, transporting thousands of pounds of machines to the mountains, etc. Everyone understands stress and we are dealing with a bit trying to get ourselves to understand that getting a factory up and running is NOT an overnight thing. It takes time. As our landlord for our warehouse space said - if it was easy, everybody would be doing it.
|the press set up|
We are making Tessa Clogs locally. How COOL IS THAT! Stayed Tuned - because we are making clogs locally, we will have new styles all of the time. Keep checking back OR let us know what you need and we will make the custom Tessa Clog just for you.
|items on porch being transitioned to factory|
This is a big shout out to everybody that helped the day the semi arrived - Kyla & George Sink (Vail Power Cars - the best way to get to Vail) , Spencer, Craig and Chris at Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea (Fuel Your Adventure), David Meyers (a Superman in welding, can build, weld anything, he currently is making adaptive cycles for Reactive Adaptation), and Buck (he is the worlds best handy man - he can fix anything!). Lou at Thank You Masked Man Services - thank you for letting us share your compressor to keep the noise down and the village happy.
|heavy duty sewing machine|
|lasting machine to make clog shape|