In 1973, The Hutton Shoe Company sold the brand name, lasts, cutting knives and tooling to Lars Bjerkander in Sweden. Production was moved to Lee of Ireland however issues with quality meant that another factory was needed, and Segurra of Spain became the new maker. Twelve months later, after a devastating fire at the factory, manufacturing was moved back to the UK and undertaken from 1976 by the White and Company factory in Northampton.