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8 May 2024

Episode 648

28 minutes


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Ettinger’s managing director, Robert Ettinger, talks about the rich heritage of the family-run leather goods business, the challenges of preserving traditional manufacturing techniques in a modern world and selling its Britishness globally. He explains how the brand maintains its commitment to craftsmanship and quality while embracing sustainability and innovation. Plus: we head to Vaasa, Finland where Wärtsilä is developing greener engines and other technologies of the future. 

8 May 2024

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Robert Ettinger outlines his family business’ journey since receiving a Royal Warrant in 1996, emphasising its mission to expand internationally while preserving its British heritage and manufacturing base. Plus: the importance of offering handcrafted products that are durable, repairable and designed to last.

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Monocle’s Petri Burtsoff heads to Wärtsilä's Sustainable Technology Hub to hear how the global leader in innovative solutions and manufacturing is shaping the decarbonization of the marine and energy industries by developing greener mechanics and engines that are powered by alternative fuels.

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