Inspired by Glasgow’s industrious heritage, Finnieston Clothing have announced the launch of a new line of outerwear that’s sleek, sustainable and built to last.
Focusing on function as much as form, the new line uses cutting-edge fabric technology and utilitarian design to ensure each piece is as durable as it is timeless. Accessories built with premium quality Scottish lambswool, innovative outerwear weatherproof textiles, organic cotton jersey and a passion for sustainability that minimises environmental impact; Finnieston Clothing champions the suppliers who do things the right way.
In Glasgow I felt there was a real opportunity for a good honest clothing brand, inspired by the industrial heritage of the city. Our Durable garments are inspired by workwear from the shipbuilding heyday, made from the best quality materials & built to withstand the elements”
Ross Geddes, Founder of Finnieston Clothing
From the initial concept to the finished article, homegrown materials and supply chain transparency means that every piece from the new collection tells a story. Finnieston Clothing strives to maintain the same ‘Clyde-built’ standard in their outerwear as Glasgow’s legendary shipyards have reached for over 150 years.
The new collection features contemporary workwear-inspired garments designed for everyday use. Once assembled the original organic cotton crews and tees are garment dyed before branding. This means each item has its own unique patina just like the overalls donned by those who built the industries that made Glasgow the city it is today. The range features vintage look company logos taken from the Clydeside archives.
The Stobcross Field Coat features an iconic lining-design inspired by WW1 ships’ ‘Dazzle Camouflage’, reinforced elbow and forearm panels and voluminous pockets that would have originally been intended for workforce tools.
The Workers Shirt Jacket is another classic shipyard staple. A heavier shirt style jacket, this was a more cost-effective way of kitting out an entire workforce; as versatile as it is durable; and with a John Brown & Company Ltd badge replicated from uniforms of the shipyards’ heyday.
Authenticity is paramount for Finnieston Clothing, which is why Ross has worked closely with shipbuilding expert & historian Ian Johnston. Having been brought up in a shipbuilding family, Ian has written countless publications on the history of the Clyde and its iconic shipyards.
It was working with Ian Johnstone that really brought my love of Clydeside heritage to life. As soon as I saw his treasure trove of Clydeside photos and memorabilia showing the old shipping logos and the clothing the workers used to wear along with the vibrant dazzle that was painted on the ships, it was like a creative bomb going off in my head! I knew there was something untapped that hadn’t been explored before in a clothing line.
The Founder makes one thing very clear, this is not high volume or fast fashion. This is functionality, durability and style, which means buying less and wearing more.
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