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Hestra: 'one of the World's leading glove brands'

georges ducruet eider historyHestra are renowned for making some of the finest gloves in the world, with their ski gloves highly regarded by winter sports amateurs and professionals alike! Here's some of the story behind the Swedish glove makers...

The family business Martin Magnusson & Co. was founded in 1936 in the town of Hestra in the Swedish province of Småland. Martin Magnusson and his family began manufacturing gloves for local lumberjacks from their farmhouse workshop. A year later a ski slope opened close to the town, which quickly became very popular. Martin's sons Lars-Olof and Göte were both keen skiers and took an increasingly prominent role in the family business, helping to focus their attention on the growing local skiing market.

As skiing increased in popularity across Sweden in the 20 years that followed, so too did the popularity of their gloves; taking their products from the local skiing population, to the national one.hestra ski gloves

Today the company, now known as Hestra, is still based in Hestra itself, and it is now run by the third generation of the Magnusson family. The company has a presence in over 25 countries and is widely regarded as the leading glove brand, catering to some very diverse markets, from ski gloves to work gloves, cycling gloves to fashion gloves.

Now you know a little about the brand's origins, take a look at some of their products! Click on an image to view more info and images about each product...