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An Email From The Farm

The Bowmont Merino sheep have been selectively bred for British conditions, generation after generation to provide us with a superfine UK fibre. Throw in a cold front from Siberia and one of the hottest summers...

IN CONVERSATION | CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN X TOM KAY

Grabbing a few precious minutes of Christopher Raeburn’s time before the onslaught of September’s London Fashion Week, we brought him and Finisterre founder Tom Kay together one more time to reflect on their unique collaboration....

FINISTERRE X ARKAIR

Coldwater surf culture and the military may not seem like natural brothers in arms. But look closely at Finisterre’s collaboration with ArkAir and you’ll see two very different outdoor brands cut from similar cloth… “A...

THE ALBATROSS

Landmass to landmass, wingtip to wingtip. The albatross sees and spans further than any other creature. Spectre and sentinel; it encircles the earth without touching the ground; swooping into the sea-faring imagination and emerging unruffle...

CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN X FINISTERRE | SUSTAINABLE COALESCENCE

Remade, reduced, recycled. Product, environment, people. Two philosophies, two companies, one shared vision. This Autumn/Winter, we’ve teamed up with award-winning designer Christopher Raeburn for the IMMERSE collection. Decommissioned para

THE NIEUWLAND 3e | YULEX PURE

‘It’s been three years in the making, but we’re really excited to be launching our first natural rubber wetsuit made from Yulex Pure ™,’ Finisterre founder Tom Kay. The Nieuwland 3e is made from Yulex Pure™ with recycled laminates,...

VIVO BAREFOOT X FINISTERRE | RECONNECTING WITH NATURE

Stripping back the superfluous, the feel of every subtle bump and groove in the ground, the natural world brought to life underfoot as you tread the fringe between land and sea. When it came to...

Surfers and Shepherds

Our love of wool is no secret. Back in 2005 we made a unanimous decision to place wool at the centre of our fabric development and haven't looked back.  Tune in and listen to our Product...

Behind The Lens in the Himalayas

When Photographer Ben Turner and Reporter Laura Makin-Isherwood set about planning a photo documentary in one of the harshest environments on earth, where they needed to be prepared, we kitted them out to help them...

When the boat comes in | Fishing women and herring girls

We recently journeyed to the Shetland Islands, discovering a rich heritage of maritime and crafting history. We were intrigued by stories of women of the herring boom of the late 19th century and their part...

Near Yet Far

There’s adventure to be had on your doorstep, but finding it requires you to look differently at your everyday environment; seeking to uncover something not yet seen. Offering you a sneak peek at our forthcoming...

Lived & Loved | Repairs Workshop

The other week, Annie, our in house repairs guru threw her machine (carefully) in the back of the van and sped on down to Falmouth. Setting up in the new store, with trusted colleague Rachel,...

Women's Wetsuit Tester Programme

UPDATE December 2017: Applications have closed and our women of the sea are now testing their suits. Look out for further updates in 2018. “Exposure to cold water can slowly build the qualities of trust, patience, solitude,...

Kernowaii | Ho’i Hou Ke Aloha

As we look out from the workshop, a few rogue palm trees can be spotted on the neighbouring hillcrest, below a handful of cold water souls wait patiently in the lineup and on occasion, a...

In Conversation With Fabrice Houdry

"Sorry for this late reply. I left for 1 week to the forest to draw and observe nature. I had no material of communication. Just my tent and pencils." - The French charm of Fabrice Houdry, evident even through...

Notes From The Field | Hola Nica

Noah Lane gives us his notes from the field, product testing our True North range in Nicaragua with native surfer Aurita La Monita, taking some time outside of the lineup to explore this beautiful Central...

Artist Tees | The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is probably Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s most famous work. Steeped in mystery, intrigue and with hints of the supernatural, the poem was first published in 1798 and tells the tale...

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...

Guy Cotten | Taking The Seas By Storm

Dawn has barely broken off the coast of Finistère, but already the nets are full. Fishermen set out in the depths of night in hope of a favourable catch – rewarded they be. These fishermen...

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...

Introducing Our Selvedge Denim

There’s a reason why Japanese denim is hailed as the best in the world: incomparable quality that can only come from a culture which champions purpose-led design and craft, from ancient traditions to innovative technology....

How We See Fit | Local Makers In Our Legwear

We design with fit and function in mind. With a varied crew of local makers, photographers and teachers, we put our legwear to the test in their different environments.  James BowdenUsually a man behind the lens,...

New Territory | Soul & Surf In Sri Lanka

Swapping the elusive Brighton swell for Sri Lanka’s glassy reef breaks, friend of Finisterre Joe Coyne now spends his time chasing waves through jungles and coconut groves. We spoke to him about his thirst for...

Fit For Purpose | An Icelandic Exploration

Our Swedish friends from 6/5/4 hopped from fjord to fjord in pursuit of cold waves and good times. Kitted out in our Nieuwland Works wetsuits, they spent their days paddling out in icy waters, whale...

Cycling To The Sahara

In September, Path Adventure founders Maddison and Kaasam embarked on a four month long trip, cycling from Falmouth to the Sahara. We kitted them out in Finisterre Merino base layers and recycled insulation jackets to...

Made For Mornings Like These

White lines, headlights and road signs blur past when you’re powering down the motorway full pelt to reach the promised land; you’re imagining spectacular swell, perfect barrels and neat approaching lines in your head, everything...

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...

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...

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...

UK Denim | In Conversation With Patrick Grant

When we first ventured into denim, our thought process was simple: how could we innovate an everyday product, maintain aesthetic yet elevate function, all the while keeping it local by working with UK manufacturers?  Our first...

MADE IN LONDON

Our shirts have been designed with fit, durability and quality in mind, using the best performing textiles, and our newest shirt duo have been made by skilled craftsmen in London and we are proud to...

SARDINIA - BEHIND THE SCENES

With the recent launch of our summer range in Sardinia we asked Finisterre's graphic designer and photographer David Gray to give us some insight as to what goes on behind the scenes. Take it away...

NOAH'S ROAD TRIP ESSENTIALS.

Ambassador Noah Lane is in Australia getting some much needed warm sun after a winter chasing waves in the Northern Hemisphere, he has clocked up nearly 4000kms exploring the East Coast of Australia with his...

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