Pure Polish Products was created in 2013 in Bend, Oregon, USA as GlenKaren Care Products, by Glen Tippets. The story goes that Glen loved his collection of expensive business shoes, and cleaned and polished them often. Karen hated the chemical smell associated with shoe polish, and wanted to do what she could to help protect our environment. So, they created a solution with a series of all-natural, non-toxic, shoe polish products.
With resounding accolades from the international shoe community, a New York Times article was written in May, 2015, calling it “Shoe Polish Worthy of Wall Street”.
In 2017, due to personal needs, Glen passed the company on to his daughter Kristen.
Shortly thereafter, with a serendipitous string of events (leading from pictures of Glen’s Berluti wholecuts), Bend entrepreneur and men’s style enthusiast Andy Vaughn, reached out to Kristen to try the product and meet with she and Glen.
Andy quickly fell in love with Pure Polish: the product, the message, the story, and the people. After months of studying, research, and discussion with Kristen and Glen, Andy and his partner Amanda Peart, excitedly took over the vision, the formulas, and the business, and became the new owners of Pure Polish Products.
In June, 2018, Pure Polish Products re-released the full product line to the World, expanded with new color and product options.
Andy and Amanda love making and sharing Pure Polish Products with the world. They’ve reconnected with the shoe and style communities, as well as expanded into new markets of equestrian, Western wear, golf, handbags, leather couches, women’s fashion, and restoration.
The story began with bringing people together, celebrating nature, and creating something premium. Pure Polish Products aims to communicate that every day, through every batch, every shine, and every experience.
About Pure Polish Products
Our Premium Shoe Polish was created with two things in mind:
Create a great shoe polish that lasts longer, and conditions leather better than other polish on the market.
Create a product that is safe for the people that use it, and friendly to our environment.
The ingredients are 100% Natural and Biodegradable. No animal products are used (beeswax is used however). We do NOT use Turpentine or Petroleum by-products in our polish. Our polish is easy to spread and shine, and has a pleasant citrus smell.
Our shoe polish & leather care products are small-batch, handmade in Bend, Oregon, USA.