Shinola is a luxury design brand founded in Detroit in 2011 by Tom Kartsotis. They craft high quality timepieces, leather goods, jewelry and audio. Shinola extensively focuses on creating jobs in America, specifically Detroit. They currently supply over 600 jobs in the United States. Many of the workers in Shinola’s manufacturing process have come from the declining automobile industry in Detroit. The company operates an in-house leather and watch factory, where a team of artisans hand assembles the timepieces and craft leather straps. By giving back to the local community, Shinola is revitalizing Detroit with its luxury brand of bags, watches, and accessories. Read more about what Shinola does here.