Finnieston Clothing launch new shipbuilding-inspired collection

Inspired by Glasgow’s industrious heritage, Finnieston Clothing have announced the launch of a new line of outerwear that’s built to last. Focusing on function as much as form, the new line uses cutting-edge fabric technology and utilitarian design.

Accessories built with premium quality Scottish lambswool, innovative outerwear weatherproof textiles, organic cotton jersey and a passion for sustainability that minimises environmental impact.

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Ross Geddes, founder of Finnieston Clothing, said: “In Glasgow I felt there was a real gap in the market 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”

From the initial concept to the finished article, there’s a commitment to homegrown materials. Finnieston Clothing strives to maintain the Clyde-built standard.

The new collection features contemporary workwear-inspired garments designed for everyday use. The company say: “The 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 a lining-design inspired by WW1 ships’ ‘Dazzle Camouflage’, reinforced elbow and forearm panels and large pockets that would have originally been intended for workforce tools.

The Workers Shirt Jacket is a heavier shirt style jacket, this was a more cost-effective way of kitting out an entire workforce. It has John Brown &
Company Ltd badge replicated from uniforms of the shipyards’ heyday.

Ross has worked closely with shipbuilding expert and historian Ian Johnston. Ross said: “After a lot of research and reading I fell in love with the industrial heritage of Glasgow. I was born in Paisley and have spent a lot of my life in Glasgow, so I do see myself as Glaswegian and it’s something I’m naturally really proud of.

“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, the clothing guys used to wear and 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.”

You can see the full collection at finniestonclothing.com.