About Pure Polish Products
Our Brand –
We're a family-owned business, focused on making products with three goals:
- The best possible products for the life of your leather
- Products safe for the user
- Products friendly to the environment
Every item is small-batch, hand made in Bend, Oregon USA. Our ingredients are 100% Biodegradable and Non-Toxic to humans. We don’t use any turpentine, animal fats, chemical dyes, or petroleum by-products in our polish. Our polish is easy to spread and shine, and has a fresh, sweet orange aroma.
By using orange oil, instead of turpentine or naphtha for our solvent, we aim to improve the entire experience around leather care. Traditionally, it’s been a “one man” job, to be done in a garage, or outside, to avoid the toxic fumes around the rest of the family. We're going to change that.
Each of our products has a sweet orange aroma. First-time users often comment that upon opening up a fresh tin, a family member will exclaim, “Yum! What are you cooking?”
These reasons are why we use the hashtags #ShineTogether and #SmellTheDifference aiming to bring people together, and changing their entire experience.
We make products that are better for your leather, for you, and for the planet.
Our Story –
Pure Polish was founded in Bend, Oregon in 2013 as GlenKaren Care Products by Glen and Karen Tippets, as an eco-friendly response to the premium leather care market. Glen's wife Karen was unhappy with the chemically aggressive smell and toxic ingredients of the currently available products that Glen would use whenever he would care for his collection of high end shoes. Together they came up with a product that was good for the life of your leather, safe for the user, safe for the environment, and had a pleasant sweet orange aroma.
In 2017, GlenKaren Care Products was passed on to Glen's daughter Kristen, who renamed it to Pure Polish Products. In 2018, Andy Vaughn, a Bend, Oregon entrepreneur and leather enthusiast, took over Pure Polish and breathed new life into the brand, expanding and improving the product line many times over.
To this day, Andy Vaughn and his family operate and manufacture Pure Polish Products in Bend, Oregon, and distribute it to retailers all over the world.