02 Jun '11, 5pm

Keen On Home Grown U.S. Footwear Production

Technical footwear manufacturing in the USA? It's hard to think it could fly these days. But Keen, a company with a eye towards reducing the environmental impact of the line of footwear and bags, have done just that. In fact the first steps were deemed successful enough to start work on developing a second production line. As of October last year Keen began assembling boots at their new Portland, Oregon, factory. "Using the streamlined direct-inject manufacturing process that provides efficiency in material and energy usage, Keen is able to create classic American shoe styles with less materials, less adhesives, less miles to its largest market, and less of an environmental impact," says the media release. Within the next few years the company hope to have 13 styles of footwear coming out of their plant which can build one pair of shoes every 30 seconds. There is however s...

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