We teamed up with Keds to produce this Limited Edition batch of cool-weather sneakers with a decidedly Americana vibe. These shoes were crafted with the same material we use to make our Penobscot and Acadia blanket collections. We first hand-dye our merino wool then weave the cloth at our partner facility in central Maine. Keds took it from there and turned our blanket material into sneakers!
Keds approached us to do this collection thanks to their appreciation for our Maine-based ethos dedicated to sustainability, traditional handcraftsmanship, and American manufacturing.
It’s been great working with Keds on this project. I love working with a venerable company that just seems to get it!”
—Bill Laurita, General Manager ,President of Swans Island Company