Garmology: Keeping craft alive – With Tim Little of Grenson (#91 S04/E18)

In this episode, I’m visited by Tim Little, owner of traditional shoemaker Grenson. We chat about how Tim initially planned to be an accountant, took a turn into marketing, found his passion for shoes while working for Adidas, and went on to own one of the grand old names of Northamptonshire shoe making. Topics include the need for considered progress, taking care of your staff, vegan leather and how difficult it is for traditional goods to stay relevant in modern times.

You can find Tim Little and Grenson on the web at and on Instagram as @grensonshoes

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Nick Johannessen is the host of Garmology, the editor of the WellDressedDad blog and WellDressedDad on Instagram. You can email Nick as Garmology (at)


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