SINCE1982

Setup in 2015 by Artist and Designer Stephen Gibbs, to deliver ethical, thought provoking art & apparel. Designs often take inspiration from the North East’s deep historic heritage or obscure cult trends. All clothing is screen printed here in the North East.

Stephen is trained as a contemporary artist and graphic designer and runs a design studio ‘Studio1982’. Since1982 was created as an outlet for personal design work. Stephen had previously been part of  design-led wallet business ‘Boreal’. Boreal was formed by Stephen, Chris Barter (remaining member) www.borealwallets.com and Sally Smallwood now of www.wreckreation.co.uk and was part the ‘Starter for 10’ initiative led by Wayne Hemmingway and featured in Digital Arts Magazine.

PHILOSOPHY

To challenge the norm, challenging trends, ideas & ethics, using organic, sustainable materials that don’t exploit others, whilst maintaining the highest standards of comfort and quality.

Our Products

Organic, Ethical, Climate Neutral

Organic, Ethical, Climate Neutral

All of our clothing are produced exclusively from organic Indian cotton, and the entire production process is controlled and certified in accordance with the latest version of GOTS.

100% of production undergoes annual audits to comply with the FWF Code of Labour Practices in accordance with the International Labour Organisation’s conventions.

All manufacturing facilities are powered by green renewable energy, from low-impact raw materials.

Fairwear

Fairwear

All of our clothing is produced by Fair Wear Foundation certified manufacturers. Fair Wear Foundation is a non-profit organisation.

There mission is to see a world where the garment industry supports workers in realising their rights to safe, dignified, properly paid employment.