San Diego, CA â€“ August 17, 2010 â€“ Wooden clogs may suddenly be the hottest trend worldwide but for Sanita of Denmark, their heritage is built on the foundation of its wooden sole. For over a century, the company has designed and manufactured clogs with the finest quality craftsmanship and materials without compromising style. In fact, the first wooden clog was designed and carved by Sanita’s founder Christen Meldgaard Andersen and as a result of his innovative thinking, the design continues on today.
In spite of the recent increased demand and company growth, Sanita is carrying on tradition in their dedication to quality craftsmanship by designing and handcrafting their product in Europe. â€œWe don’t want to compromise quality in the face of increased demand,â€ says Bill Taylor, President of Sanita Clogs, Inc. â€œWe are proud of our â€˜Made in Europe’ label, and we want to keep it that way.â€
Sanita factory manager Leif Kragh, who has been working for Sanita for over 18 years, is committed to protecting the quality of the Sanita label. â€œWe search worldwide to find only the best wooden soles from sole makers who we know well, and we can trace all the wood used back to its original source.â€ In addition, Sanita wooden clog outsoles come from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) approved vendors. This means, in an effort to sustain our earth’s natural resources, Sanita plants new trees in place of each tree that is cut down and used for their wooden outsoles.
Sanita carefully selects wood that is lightweight, extremely hardwearing and resistant to heat, cold, humidity and sudden changes of temperature. The soles are then crafted with an anatomically contoured footbed that is ground and polished several times so that it is totally smooth. The result – Sanita clogs are the ultimate in comfort and can be worn with bare feet.
Highlights for the Spring 2011 wood collection includes animal prints, bright colored oiled leathers, textile and leather combinations and decorative hardware details.
About Sanita Clogs Inc.
For more than a century, Sanita has designed around one principle: to handcraft comfortable, quality footwear for women, men, and children. Today, Sanita takes a unique blend of old traditions together with a new vision based on originality, expertise, and commitment. Sanita’s US headquarters are in Southern California and our clogs are available in more than 40 countries around the world. Visit www.sanitaclogs.com for more information.