For as far back as I can remember, I have been obsessed with factories and how things are made: from “Reading Rainbow” and “Mr. Rogers” when I was kid, to “How It’s Made” as an adult. There’s something really exciting about peaking behind the curtain. When visiting a new city, I usually do a little research and see what kind of factory tours are available. One time in New York City, I went on a tour of the Madame Alexander Doll Factory. I was desperate.
I live in Portland and do web / graphic design for Luna Sandals, so suffice it to say that I was pretty excited when Scott (the Operations Monkey) asked me to come up to Seattle and help out at the Luna Factory for a couple days. They got swamped with orders just as Jeff (the Craft Monkey) went to Japan on vacation, and they needed some extra help. I figured a busy factory would be the perfect place for my time lapse camera.
As you can see, Luna Sandals are made by hand, with love.
We hope you like this little peak behind the curtain as much as we do.
- Eli Duke, Makeshift Monkey