Hestra (operating as Martin Magnusson & Co AB) is a family-owned company that designs and manufactures gloves. Founded by Martin Magnusson in 1936, the company makes gloves for Alpine skiing, Freeskiing, Casual and more.
Martin Magnusson start manufacturing gloves in Hestra, Småland. The first gloves were work gloves for lumberjacks. The gloves were made from strong leather and reinforced with rivets to withstand the hard work in the forest.
Slalom skiing comes to Hestra. A slalom slope is established at the local mountain Isaberg. Skiers arrive by train to try the new sport.
The second generation takes over.