We’re kicking off March with a BANG and giving away something that’s both fun and necessary for every modern garage: a computer tablet!
From air vents to car engines, we’ve seen auto trimmers upholster a lot of strange things. And while they’re usually over the top and sometimes even impractical, they’re also really cool and super challenging to pull off. Case in point: This Alcantara-clad helmet by aspiring professional trimmer Jyrki Raulo of Helsinki, Finland.
If you’re a regular follower of The Hog Ring, then you’re already familiar with many of the impressive (and sometimes ridiculous) ways automakers and fashion designers have influenced one another and even collaborated to design car interiors. From Bugatti launching its very own clothing line to Chrysler commissioning fashion designer John Varvatos to trim its 300, we’ve documented them all. However, we’ve never really touched on what motivates automakers to embark on such projects.
Forging a successful career in the auto upholstery industry is no easy task, but where there’s a will there’s always a way. No one knows that better than Otsetswe Marobela, a 26-year-old rookie trimmer in Francistown, Botswana, whose passion for the craft led him to open one of his community’s first auto upholstery shops.