clog maker

– Clog Master

“I started on this amazing journey over 65 years ago at the Sandgrens Swedish clog factory and I am extremely proud to be working next to my son every day. There is nothing I would rather be.

Beginning in the 1950’s, Sven produced clogs at the iconic Sandgrens factory in Påryd, Sweden. He quickly learned the Swedish clog making ropes, which thrust him to head of production. It wasn’t long after that he was able to propel the skillset into an artisan craft focusing on the best in handmade quality.

Sven is the iconic figure at our factory today, and is happy to share his decades of experience with our up-and-coming Swedish clog makers and masters. Sven has devoted his entire lifetime to the artistry of Swedish clogs. Sven’s clogs are the standard to which all other clogs are compared.

You will often hear Sven with his mix of Swedish and English say “clog shoes” and raise his hands in discomfort. This is just his way of saying that clogs are not shoes, which should be expected from the clog-making legend that he is.

If there was a such thing as a lifetime achievement award within the clog making industry, there is no doubt that Sven Carlsson would be at the very top of the list.


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