Founded in 1921, on Hamilton St. in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Steele Canvas Basket cut its teeth manufacturing specialty canvas products for the New England coal and textile trades. Steele’s craftsmanship quickly earned it the reputation of providing dependable and durable wares, and soon industries all over the country began ringing up the little shop on Hamilton Street.
Fast forward over 100 years and you can still see many of the same manufacturing processes in our factory. We have since grown and added a variety of durable home wares to our product portfolio, but Steele remains true to its roots. Although the shapes, sizes and materials ran the gamut, the consistency of our quality never changed. Check out our behind the scenes Steele Canvas 100 year anniversary video below.
Second generation owners (and brothers) of Steele, John & Paul Lordan, have taken their father’s passion and made it into their very own. The Lordan’s remain committed to carrying on the tradition of the place they fell in love with decades ago. Each product that bears the Steele name has been handcrafted in the U.S.A. and we will continue to make products we are proud of in the community we cherish for the next century and beyond.