In 2002 we went on a backpacking trip around the world. Out on our own for the first time carrying everything we needed in our packs was a wonderful experience. We loved the freedom, touring around seeing new places, becoming citizens of the world. Soon into out journey we realised we needed clothes that would be comfortable, light and versatile - stuff that you could wear out on the trail or out on the town, unable to find any we made up our minds to design them ourselves (as soon as we got back!). Coming from a fashion design background we not only focussed on the fit but technical needs and material technologies and range of our gear.