The Last Baseball-Glove Maker in America

The Last Baseball-Glove Maker in America



Nokona baseball gloves are made in Nocona, Texas using a number of different leathers including kangaroo, cowhide and buffalo. From hot stamping, to embroidering, to lacing, Nokona has been handcrafting ball gloves since 1934.

Video by Brian Schildhorn

Made is a series of short films that demonstrate how everyday luxury objects are made, and honor the process and artisans behind them.

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34 thoughts on “The Last Baseball-Glove Maker in America

  1. Where do you sell them? I live an hour away from nokona and I never even knew you made gloves, only boots.

  2. The executive Vice Presidents son or nephew or grandson has a crap glove for having his father uncle or grandfather being so high up in a glove company

  3. My dad bought me a Nokona when I was 14. I will never be able to go back to any other brand. I fully expect to have mine the rest of my life.

  4. How did I know it would be 300 dollars? The manufacturers were right to move to China or whatever East Asian country they are now producing in. A decade ago I bought a cheap 50 dollar glove that was made in Vietnam and it still works very well.

  5. Our gloves in Canada were Cooper…I'm 52 now any my 11 yr old son uses a Cooper glove bought when I was 11…it was put away in storage for him one day…
    I love the idea of USA made gloves…hand made quality. ..definitely will be my son's next glove…Thank you keeping this tradition alive…

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