Uniquely blending form and function, we make outdoor clothing beautiful.
We’re an all female team experienced in performance outerwear from design to manufacture to our activity based lifestyles. Producing high performance outerwear for many brands throughout the years, we felt there was something missing in the market that we ourselves wanted in our wardrobes, so we set about doing it ourselves – the result, we think, is tangible.
WE WORK, LIVE AND PLAY IN THE UK’S RAINIEST CITIES
We met through friends on a rainy day in London and started talking about an idea which wouldn’t go away.
The focus of my career has been the commercial side of science, technology and innovation and I have been lucky enough to work alongside some of the brightest minds around. The outdoors is my passion (I am Scottish based) and it was the desire to have the technical clothing I use in running, walking and snowboarding but with a very different aesthetic to what I could find on the high street, that drove me to want to create something new.
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Having studied at the London college of Fashion many moons ago, I have now clocked up too many years to count in the branded technical and sportswear market launching new products to the high street. Luckily I love it, it’s what I am passionate about and living, working and playing in Manchester means I get to test our waterproofs thoroughly too!
OUR MANUFACTURING BASE, WITHOUT WHICH …
With our factory based in China, owned by a young female entrepreneur called Carrie, to our innovator Greta who runs a fabric mill in Taiwan, we’re a team with extensive experience in manufacturing high performance waterproof clothing.
Traditionally male dominated, the performance clothing market had a gaping hole in it. We wanted to work with strong passionate people who had a real understanding and eye for our vision to fill this hole and we believe this is exactly what we have.
THE FUTURE FOR PROTECTED SPECIES …
Our journey continues on and we intend to extend and increase our collection moving forward into an exciting future. We live, breathe and wear our brand constantly so we feel proud to have travelled down this path, in delivering what we set out to do at the start…to change the way women think about waterproof outerwear.