WDM is a premium men’s leather footwear and accessories company offering turnkey development for private label production. This includes licensing, design and development, sourcing, packaging and full EDI capabilities and integration. Plus, at WDM we take quality control a step further. By owning a leather tannery and outsole factory we are not only outfitted with the finest materials in the world, but are able to ensure superior quality every step of the way. Our artisan workers are the best in the business when it comes to handcrafted leather goods, everything from premium footwear to wallets, belts and luggage bags.
Prior to launching WDM, Mark Kohlenberg had a long history of leading consumer brands in the fashion footwear industry. He is a brand builder, entrepreneur and company leader who brings with him experience in product development, brand strategy, design, merchandising and creative vision. Mark started his career with Allen Edmonds where he was responsible for the joint venture with Elefanten Germany, which led to a new upscale brand of footwear being created in the United States. He then launched his own brand of upscale footwear in 2004 named Umi, which was later purchased by Weyco Group in 2010. Mark was brought on as President for Umi at Weyco Group and ran the brand until his departure in 2016.