Ed Oxley

#dogsofhebtroco

Pebbles the Jack Russell was working from home at the last open day, but loads of other dogs came for a sniff round the chicken shed. Bronte the bulldog went round sniffing everybody’s feet and licking trousers. She liked Governor Canvas Jeans best. Nick and Claus wanted a selfie. Bronte has her own Instagram account […]

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We have a shop

Even though we set up as an online menswear brand, people kept turning up at our warehouse / office unit wanting to buy our stuff. This is great we thought! We should encourage it and make the place a bit more like a shop. We still sell online directly to customers, as this helps us […]

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Shed of Heaven

We work in a shed. Back in the first half of the twentieth century, Thornbers, a world leading chicken hatchery business, eventually employing thousands, was built from scratch on what is now the Top Land Country Business Park near Hebden Bridge. Millions of chicks were sold by mail order from here to households and businesses […]

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Brexit Balaclava

Brexit is so much fun.  We’ve been enjoying the whole process as long as we’ve been in business, because it’s been the political backdrop that’s defined the three years we’ve been in existence.  The first time we ordered moleskin from our German supplier (it’s no longer made anywhere in Britain) was on the day that […]

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One million pounds

We’ve just hit the milestone of £1 million gross turnover for our small business. Loads of money! But where is the £1 million? Who’s got the money? Nice as it would be, neither of us has half a million quid in our British made pockets. Most of it has gone into the British economy. We […]

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The biggest fraud in British history

Benjamin Myers wrote his historical novel, the Gallows Pole, about the real places and people that inhabited Cragg Vale, the same part of the upper Calder Valley that HebTroCo has as its stronghold. Actually we’re based in a former chicken shed, but lets keep a bit of poetic licence going here. In the late eighteenth […]

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Made. Right. Here.

Two years ago we were a good news story on the front cover of the Yorkshire Post Magazine. The pictures show us in a nineteenth century mill in Hebden Bridge, having trousers made and selling them to people all over the country and overseas. It was a great story and inspired us and many customers. […]

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The Fourth Year

A year ago today we had our photo taken in Old Gate, the pub where we’d originally come up with the idea for HebTroCo over a few drinks. This was around the time that we were going into our third year of business. Look at us with our 1485 Wool Jackets, spectacles and haircuts. We […]

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Legacy

In a world full of the forgettable some things you buy will be memorable. For example here’s a photo of my dad with his Vincent Comet. I never saw the bike but I cherish the photograph and the feelings that it inspires. “Some dance to remember some dance to forget.” Sometimes you cringe as you […]

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