Craghoppers Archive Collection Captures Local Spirit

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Craghoppers Archive Collection Captures Local Spirit

The Archive Collection from Manchester-based CRAGHOPPERS continues to grow from strength to strength in design, colour and technologies with ten new pieces in the capsule wardrobe for Winter 2021.

The Holmes long sleeved and the Mighty short sleeved graphic tees are both made from BCI Cotton and unashamedly feature the strong Craghoppers Archive logo on the chest (and on the back for the Holmes).  

The Leroy is a shirt made from recycled fleece in Navy, which can be worn on its own or over a tee. The Ziggy shirt comes in a brushed recycled polycotton stripe in two complementary colourways that co-ordinate with the rest of the range.

Will wears the Whitlaw Jacket

There are three fleeces in the range, including the bold colour blocking of the Whitlaw jacket and Whitlaw half zip and the bold Aztec design of Tyrell half zip. All are made with recycled fleece and trims, including zip tape, and are great for that added warmth layer.

The jacket collection includes the multi-pocketed Hanson insulated waterproof jacket which features recycled materials throughout, from the polyester stretch ripstop outer, polyester linings to hood and body, the insulating fill and the zip tapes. It is also treated with the new plant based EcoShield DWR and comes in classic Winter Lagoon, Dark Navy as well as the bold Dark Raffia/Avalanche Blue.

The Anderson Cagoule has been a firm favourite in this range. This waterproof overhead shell design is packed with features and comes in two striking colour blocks. The Lannister is a shell jacket which shares some design features of the Anderson Cagoule including the deep side pockets and the detailing across the chest.

This season, Craghoppers decided to shoot the new Winter Archive collection on real people. People who inspire the brand and are pushing the boundaries in each of their respective industries. Each was photographed in their own environment, capturing their creativity and spirit in the process, all while wearing items from the range.

Will lost his job during the pandemic but he turned that experience around. Now, he and his wife Bethan run a successful grocery store called Bernie’s in Heaton Moor which stocks locally sourced and sustainable produce. Bernie’s has turned into more than a store as it’s become a hangout for the local neighbourhood and community space. It’s become so popular that they now have a second shop in Altrincham.

Kiera, left, wears the Anderson Cagoule and Amy wears the Tyrell half zip

Kiera and Amy set up the Feel Good Club in the Northern Quarter, Manchester’s creative heart, during the pandemic. This mental health café mixes good food and coffee, good vibes and their infectious  enthusiasm. It’s really taken off as they’ve created a safe, welcoming space for all.

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