Why Winterfold? Well, I have always taken inspiration from the places that bring me joy; the mountains and woods, coastlines and moors. Winterfold is the name of a forest in Surrey that I used to mountain bike in many years ago. I always loved the name, and it just feels fitting for the brand.
Why did I choose a local manufacturer? It was a simple decision for me. I have developed products for manufacture abroad in the past and did not enjoy the process. I hate the delays and the disconnect. Working with a company just down the road isn’t just about my convenience; although being able to pop in for a brew and chat has absolutely allowed me to create a better product. I’ve seen the manufacturing process; seen the care put into every stitch; seen the quality of the product that results; spoken to the people making them. I can design and manufacture in small, sustainable batches, adding new designs when it feels right to do so. Finally, it’s important to me to keep jobs in the local economy and minimise transport miles.