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SHOWING THE UNSEEN | JUSTIN HOFMAN

Justin Hofman is an inveterate adventurer. Armed with a marine biology degree and a camera, he traverses the planet sharing his love of the natural world – from the serene beauty of the Great White...

CITIZEN SCIENCE AND THE SEA

Travel writer Conor Hubert, of Bean Abroad Travel Blog, joins a citizen science project investigating microplastic pollution in the Firth of Clyde. Pink! Nestled in amongst the greens of the seaweed, the silvers of the...

WHAT ARE THE HIGH SEAS?

FROM MPAS TO UNCLOS, DAN CROCKETT OF BLUE MARINE FOUNDATION REPORTS FROM THE UN'S HIGH SEAS TREATY NEGOTIATIONS. When I tell people I was at the United Nations in New York last week to closely watch the...

More Life, Less Rubbish

Marine debris is a plague that has spread all over the world. And while the Galapagos Islands are a World Heritage Site, the archipelago is just as susceptible to the tide of ocean plastics as...

THE PLASTIC PROBLEM | BIRTHPLACE BY NOVO AMOR

 It has long been said that music can be a tool to inspire and empower social change. From the likes of Bob Dylan to Rage Against The Machine, we've seen music play an interesting and...

Surfers Against Sewage | Microplastics: The Facts

It's no secret that microplastics are having a devastating impact on our environment. Surfers Against Sewage have been leading the charge to protect our oceans for almost three decades now, so we hand over to them to give...

Hanli Prinsloo On Microplastics

At home in the deepest, bluest and most remote corners of earth, freediver and conservationist Hanli Prinsloo is a witness for the wild. She’s also a friend of Finisterre and a key player in our microplastics...

Shoulder to Shoulder | Environmental Leadership at the Global Wave Conference

For those that missed it, the 5th Global Wave Conference was held in Santa Cruz in early March 2018. It brought together 250 international delegates to hear over 60 speakers, the leadership of the environmental...

IN CONVERSATION WITH | EMILY PENN

Fighting to protect the ocean is like beating into the wind. Calling on head and heart, a taste for the impossible, a grasp of the charts, knowing hands on the lines, eyes firmly set on...

An update from the farm | Bowmont

Back in 2005, we made a unanimous decision to place wool at the centre of our fabric development. One of the oldest natural fibres known to man, its functional properties are well known and it’s...

Icelandic Hot Springs | Harnessing geothermal energy

Harnessing geothermal resources allows Iceland to provide 87% of its demand for hot water and heating by geothermal energy. Bathing in the natural thermal pools in Iceland led us to look further into Iceland’s renewable...

These Charming Men

A friendship born in the water and growing in the soil, ambassadors Matt Smith and Fergal Smith have been like brothers for as long as we can remember. With a shared vision to feed people, care...

MIGRATING BIRDS OF THE SHETLAND ISLANDS

A passing place on the way to and from the frozen north, we visited the subarctic archipelago to put our new collection to the test. Intrigued by the amazing wildlife, we sought to find out more....

Dan Crockett | The Ocean Of Us

The Ocean Conference in New York brought together 6,000 people from 200 countries. Over 1,000 commitments were pledged and the United Nations sent a powerful message to the world: we must act rapidly to secure...

Projeto Biodiversidade | Project Biodiversity

Wildlife conservation. Education. Sustainability. You could dedicate yourself to just one of these three causes and still be missing time in your calendar for extracurriculars. But, if you have ever visited Sal, you would soon...

Matt Smith | Hometree

Team manager and ambassador Matt Smith writes about Hometree, a new project emerging from Moy Hill Farm in Ireland. By planting and reforesting trees, it's a community effort to reconnect with nature and assume responsibility to protect...

Microfibres Update From Product Director Debbie Luffman

Product Director Debbie gives us a rundown on how we’re getting involved in the conversation surrounding microfibres.  A strong sustainability ethos and a love of the ocean has motivated Finisterre to be interested in the topic...

Microfibres | In Conversation With Sophie Mather

Finisterre are proud to be working with Sophie Mather on her Don't Feed The Fish campaign, a project to prevent 190k tonnes of plastic microfibres from polluting our oceans every year. We spoke to Sophie to...

The Lowdown on Microfibres

As a brand whose history and values are steeped in keeping our seas protected clean, we're joining in on the conversation on microfibres and giving you all the facts you need to know.  Marine Microfibres:...

At Sea With The National Lobster Hatchery

Waking up in darkness and heading out through howling winds into sea mist was how a few of us spent an early Wednesday morning. We hopped onto the boats - with our new Guy Cotten jackets...

Single Use Is No Use | Hugo Tagholm On Plastic Pollution

With surf on our doorstep, a history steeped in a love of the sea and our good friends Surfers Against Sewage just across the road from our workshop, it's safe to say we are invested in how...

Always Have, Always Will | Product, Environment, People

Our Three Points Of Commitment - A Note From Founder Tom Kay It’s been fourteen years since I set out to build a brand based on my beliefs. Beliefs of making better product and a...

Lived And Loved: Meet The Finisterre Repairs Team

THE STITCH SISTERS Step into the Finisterre workshop and head up the stairs and you’ll hear the gentle hum of a sewing machine run by the deft hands of repairs whizz Annie. Now joined by...

Guardians Of The Sea | Mike Long

"No one wakes up and says "I want to pollute the ocean today". People want to be aware and mindful. We as brands, innovators, designers must give them this opportunity by making products, materials that...

Finisterre's Commitment To Going Fluorocarbon Free

Looking at alternative solutions to environmental problems is something we are always trying to do. Over the past few years, we've been looking into alternative waterproof finishes for our outerwear, without the use of nasty...

Q&A With Product Director Debbie On Microplastics

We’re always keeping our ears to the ground when it comes to running our business in the most sustainable way possible, from the materials we use in our products to how we serve our coffee...

Why Wool?

It’s no secret that we love wool. It’s one of the oldest fibres in the world, durable and functional, not to mention naturally occurring. You’ll find it in all corners of the Finisterre range, from...

Lesley Prior On Our Bowmont Merino Flock

Back in 2005, we made a unanimous decision to place wool at the centre of our fabric development. One of the oldest natural fibres known to man, its functional properties are well known and it’s...

Our Repairs Service

WE WOULD MUCH RATHER BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO AN OLD JACKET THAN ADD IT TO LANDFILL REPAIR AND REFRESHIt’s key to reducing our impact on this beautiful blue marble we live on. We are fortunate...

Guardians Of The Sea | Hugo Tagholm

HUGO TAGHOLM  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF SURFERS AGAINST SEWAGE "The great thing here is that we all share the common deep blue thrill of the ocean; we’re surfers, we’re environmentalists, we’re marine fanatics, so everyone here...

Econyl | Net Gains

The oceans of the world are currently the unhappy home to around 640,000 tons of discarded nylon fishing nets. Not only is nylon non-biodegradable, so will end up snaring marine life for years to come, its manufacturing...

Bowmont | The Story So Far

Back in 2005, we made a unanimous decision to place wool at the centre of our fabric development. One of the oldest natural fibres known to man, its functional properties are well known and it’s...

FERGAL SMITH - THOUGHTS ON THE OUTCOME...

Fergal's recent contest in the General Election as a candidate for the Green Party caught the attention of the global surf media. We were proud to watch our ambassador and good friend take the things...

GLOBAL WAVE CONFERENCE

We think carefully about the projects we support, we are a small business so it's essential. But when Surfers Against Sewage told us they were bringing together the world’s leading enviro-surf NGOs, grassroots activists, environmentalists,...

HAPPY 25TH SAS

We feel really lucky to have these guys doing their thing across the workshop from us. The 10th May officially marked Surfers Against Sewage’s 25thanniversary, providing them with a great opportunity to reflect on past achievements,...

UPDATE FROM THE FARM

We have just shorn our sheep. Shearing in winter? Are you mad? Surely the sheep will be cold? I can hear you say. Well, actually, no. They’re not. We use special “cold weather” cutters which...

BOWMONT - SPRING UPDATE

Lambing Season: Photo update A trip up to Devon to visit the newly born Bowmont lambs. Finisterre at Westcott Farm You would look pretty tired after triplets too... The farm doesn't just hold sheep... 5...

Resurrecting A British Sheep Breed

Here be sheep From time-to-time, I give talks about Finisterre; the beginnings in my bedroom 10 years ago, how it began, why it started what we believe in as a cold-water surf brand. Some of...

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