Making Waves in The News

The Berkshire-based startup, Boatman, is creating quite a splash with its innovative use of cactus leather to craft luxury deck shoes and commitment to sustainable production.

  • United Business Journal

    Boatman — a forward-thinking fashion brand — has recently unveiled its latest innovation: the Boatman Yachty.

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  • Berkshire Business Journal December 2023

    The Berkshire Business Journal recently spotlighted local company Boatman Shoes and their unique cactus leather deck shoes.

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  • Times Union Company Spotlight - Boatman Shoes

    Boatman Shoes garnered attention in The Times Union - the paper spotlighted their brand and added them to their Holiday Gift Guide.

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  • Maine Forecaster Holiday Gift Guide

    Boatman Shoes was recently featured in The Forecaster's 2023 Holiday Gift Guide, highlighting their stylish and eco-friendly cactus leather boat shoes.

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  • Dulye Success Story

    New member AJ Bowman was recently featured by the Dulye Leadership Experience for his success in sustainable entrepreneurship through his company Boatman Shoes.

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  • All-Ideas Pitch Contest Fan Favorite Winner

    AJ Bowman won the fan favorite $500 prize at Entrepreneurship for All Berkshire County's pitch contest for Boatman Shoes' cactus leather deck shoes.

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  • The John Krol Podcast

    AJ Bowman is ultra-focused on growing his premium, ethically-made, footwear business methodically to build for the long haul.

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We know the apparel industry can do better. That's why we're the opposite of everything you know about "manufacturing." Worker friendly. Earth friendly. Life friendly.

That's Boatman