They’re everywhere. Ubertanned celebs, blinging their iPhoneXR2’s with their Love Island buddies. Apparently. If you look. It’s the way fashion things are marketed these days. But not here. We keep being told by “branding agencies” that we need to use “celebrity influencers” to sell more stuff. But we’re not convinced. Far from it. We can’t […]
Sometimes stuff just happens. Good stuff rarely happens on its own. It happens when good people try hard. And that’s what we have here – these articles are about things that have happened. And will happen.
We’ve been moved with the scenes of destruction to the huge areas of Australia, and with many customers and friends out there, we thought we’d like to support the campaigns to assist response, recovery and resilience. For the rest of January, we’ll be donating £5 from the sale of every pair of moleskin jeans to charities […]
Two years ago this week, Ed was pedaling his new electric cargo bike home to Yorkshire, all the way from Copenhagen. Brant wisely had his bike delivered in the normal way. We’ve been using these bikes as much as possible since then, to ship orders from our unit to the local Post Office in Hebden […]
Thanks to everyone who bought hats on New Year’s Eve / Day. Your orders ship today & we’ll be donating 58 Chunky Knit Hats to Street Reach, who provide prevention and support services for people who are 18 years and over and rough sleeping or street begging in Calderdale.
Our trousers have buttons. Not zips. It’s a point of love and hate. Polarising and awkward. But we’re not doing it to be difficult. A trouser isn’t a static item. It moves. You move. The whole garment moves. And buttons allow your trousers to move and bend and shape far more dynamically than any zip […]
Beautiful Bradford has for too long been thought of as being a bit rubbish. But not anymore! There are some great places to visit in this historic city, that was once known as the wool capital of England. One of our favourite places is the Record Cafe on North Parade. It’s ‘all at the same […]
Gary, editor of the cult motorcycle magazine, Sideburn, picked our classic Moto Boots to take on a trip to Nepal. Here’s what he had to say. “These boots were first on the take list. Made in Britain, heavy construction, Commando soles, comfortable from day one. Wore them for nine hours a day all week. Tough as old […]
We love sheds. And people that make things in sheds. This week we’ve been procrastinating heavily and have been sucked into an internet wormhole about a material called STARLITE. Created in the late ’80’s in a shed by former hairdresser and self proclaimed tinkerer, Maurice Ward, Starlite was a heat proof, fire resistant material (and […]
Launching very soon and limited to just 50, is our new British Standard long sleeve t-shirt in white. Made from the best quality 195g Supima Star cotton spun in Manchester, knitted in Leicester, manufactured in Blackburn and hand screen printed with chest logo in Slaithwaite, Huddersfield. Launching via our newsletter. Sign up here
Steve Gittner is a local customer of ours – an accomplished architect with a practice in Halifax, working on some stunning contemporary structures across the country. He’s supported us from the early days and has a nice dog called Alan. In the late 1970s, Photographer Fay Godwin explored the Calder Valley and surrounding area […]
We work in a shed. You can come and visit us in there to try on and buy our lovely British made products. Open Days are on the following Saturdays from 10-4 through the summer: 15th June, 27th July and 24th August. More details here. Film made by Whitenosugar Productions.
We commissioned our friendly local writer Benjamin Myers to write us a poem about sheds. Why sheds? Well for a start we work in one. We also love our own sheds for pottering about, making and mending. And we love having a good nosey in other people’s sheds so we thought we’d show you some […]
Another film crew at HebTroCo today. It’s all glamour! The Cooperative Bank are making a film about ethical businesses & were interviewing us about how we try to do things the right way. Working locally, selling quality products that last, using paper shipping sacks to cut plastic and using the electric cargo bike where possible, […]
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 […]
We work in a shed. We love sheds. We know lots of other people do too. Here’s our new occasional series celebrating what other people get up to in their sheds. Got a good shed? Let us know! There is something quintessentially British about a shed, and the projects we tinker with in them. It […]