The leading international glove brand in skiing, outdoor recreation and leisure, Hestra has the glove game on lock down. There are also Hestra gloves for professional uses such as construction work. Design and product development is done in cooperation with some of the world's best professional skiers and adventurers. The family business, originally Martin Magnusson & Co., was founded in 1936 and is now run by the third generation of Magnussons. Both design and development is done at the headquarters in the town of Hestra in Sweden. Gloves are manufactured in the Hestra factory and the owners personally buy all leather, cloth, wool and other materials. This gives them complete control of the entire production chain and ensures high quality at every stage.