It all started with Sven Carlson, who has dedicated his life to the art of making clogs. Sven’s passion was later passed down to his son, Christer Carlson, who is the clog master today. Along with his clog team, they are making every single clog by hand - for you.
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“There is nothing I enjoy more than seeing the smile on our customers’ faces when they fall in love with a pair of Sandgrens clogs. This has been my mission for nearly 50 years and it’s still as exciting now as it was back then.”
Christer began his metamorphosis from boy to Clog Master at the age of 5. While hammering nails on the lap of his father Sven, he watched and adored his father’s love and passion for perfection.
By early in his adolescent years Christer became a recognizable figure at the clog factory during the summer months and not long thereafter, he was a full-time Swedish clog maker.
Christer credits Sven with not only giving him his passion for Swedish clogs, but also demanding of him an unwavering persistence for details and quality.
Today their roles may have reversed as Christer helps his dad continue to enjoy making clogs well into his 80’s, but the memories of the young boy seeking to follow in his father’s footsteps forever remain.
Christer spends his days training our up-and-coming Swedish clog makers, modeling new clog styles and managing clog production. Christer is a gifted craftsman that has enjoyed over 50 years in the clog making industry.