Having a strong relationship with our factory suppliers has always been of utmost importance to TRUCK. Without good suppliers no brand can exist. And the only true way to get to know the people you work with is to work with them face to face.
So I have always made a point of traveling to wherever TRUCK products are being made. Over the past 5 years I have traveled to Sialkot Pakistan 3 different times to work hand in hand with the people who sew our gloves. Each trip has been incredibly valuable and I have developed an amazing relationship with our partners.
Nestled just at the base of the Himalayan foothitlls, Sialkot Pakistan is a global hub of sewn leather goods. World Cup soccer ball production plays a major role in Sialkot's overall commerce.
And indeed the city is one of the largest hubs of soccer ball production in the world. You can also find all sorts of manufacturing of leather goods and garments from jackets and bags to protective equipement and gloves.
I first visited Sialkot in 2017 and have subsequently moved all of TRUCK's production to this city. One of the most compelling reasons for this is of course the availability of beautiful goat-skin leather, which we use exclusively for our handwear.
There is a very robust network of leather tanneries and sewing factories within Pakistan. And, Sialkot specifically is a thriving city with many manufacturing oppurtunities.