The company was founded in 1952 with the name Cooper Shoe Goods by 3 brothers to serve shoe manufacturers in Canada. In 1986 the name was changed to Cooper 1001 Articles Inc.
Over the years the company expanded its customer base to include manufacturers of sportswear, outerwear, leather garment, leather goods and accessories, safety clothing, costume jewelry, millinery, and other industries, continuing to provide custom components and trimmings to be incorporated into their products.
Most trimmings are made from leather or fabric supplied by the customer. We work with genuine leather hides – cow, calf, pig, lamb, sheep, kid, and goat, as well as imitation leather, usually polyurethanes and some vinyl and woven fabrics.
Recently a retail shop was opened on Etsy to provide many of our products to crafters and users of small quantities around the world.