Roz Schott

Behind the rebellious leather jacket brand is a family with 100 year's worth of knowledge and a hands-on approach. Company President Roz Schott frequently hand inspects products being sewn together by factory workers she's known most of her life. "We have a cutter who has been with the company for over 45 years," Roz brags. "He started when he was 18 years old. My grandfather, Irving Schott, stood behind him for an entire week and showed him where to place the knife and how to hold the pattern. Now it takes about three months to train a cutter. My grandfather taught us the importance of investing in the people who work for you. They trained everyone by example and by standing right there next to them.”