Original laces going for the races

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You’re off to the races. What outfit do you wear and how will you stand out from the crowd? Ever considered coloured shoelaces to add an eye-catching finishing touch?
How about coloured laces for the gentleman who dares to be different? They make the perfect gift.

Original Laces Company

Original Laces Company

It’s often said; ‘you can tell a great deal about a person from their shoes’. You can  tell  even  more  how  they  care  for  and  present  them.  That’s  why  The Original Laces Company of Maldon, England has just started designing and manufacturing  coloured  shoelaces  with  metal,  embossed  and  laser  etched tips called ‘aglets’ or ‘flooglebinders’.

We  asked  the  founder,  Ian  Bates,  why  make  coloured  shoelaces  in  Britain given that most textile products are today made in the Far East because they are so much cheaper? ‘This started with my personal frustration at not being able to find quality shoelaces produced locally, which would not break easily. Poor  quality  and  colour  choice  lead  me  to  start  producing  laces  from  my workshop in the garden. We can now produce over a 1,000 pairs a day and have plans to increase production capacity over the coming months. We will also  be  providing  a  highly  flexible  tailoring  service  so  that  customers  can select their preferred length and finish with an option to personalise. You can’t provide this level of attention to detail and service from thousands of miles away whatever your cost base’ said Bates.

Original Laces

Original Laces

Colours  include;  pink,  red,  purple,  orange,  blue,  green  and  black.  Other colours  are  planned  along  with  designer  stripes  and  different  finished flooglebinders .





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