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The True North

The True North label embodies the peak of product development at Finisterre. Seeking out the best fabrics and manufacturers, we have embarked on a series of pioneering projects brought to life through a range deep in function and style.

Whilst ancient mariners began using the stars to guide them and the advent of the humble compass further helped sailors roam the seas, it was the discovery of true north that really enlightened the seafarer. No longer at the mercy of uncertainty or the unknown, sails could be set and voyages embarked upon without fear of going off-course.

Building on that ancient practice of celestial navigation, true north is marked in the skies by the north celestial pole, allowing for pinpoint accuracy. An innovative technique that changed the directional landscape, this is why we chose the label True North for our pinnacle range.

Within it you’ll find the iconic Bowmont knitwear, as well as our UK Denim, an ongoing collaboration with HD Wool and our dual-faced Boreas technology which we’ve been developing over the past 7 years. Pioneering products at the forefront of fabric technology, True North is rooted in innovation. 

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 collection, from our knits to our Merino wool base layers. It doesn’t stop there; we’re also committed to using it in more innovative ways and places, in this case in the fill of our True North parka.

Last year we forged a partnership with HD Wool®; with 127 years of experience under their belt they have produced a wool insulation which is sustainably sourced, biodegradable, renewable and totally recyclable.

Pioneering wool as a technical fibre, we have replaced traditional insulation with this traceable, home-spun wool in our Commodus Parka. Reacting to your body, it creates the perfect personal climate: natural, warm, breathable and comfortable without the bulk.

Made in Britain using British wool, is it lighter in weight but also lighter on the planet.


- Waterproof, breathable and warm
- Recycled polyester / organic cotton, textured 2-layer shell
- HD Wool® insulation fill, super warm and breathable
- £350


When we were approached by Burlington, a leading textile manufacturer and supplier to the military, to develop an exclusive product that harnesses seam-free technology for our highest spec waterproof, we knew it was something we had to do.

Born from the Finisterre CWS Continuum, the Solatium XGS waterproof uses three-dimensional body mapping to create a more breathable, durable and comfortable jacket that will withstand the toughest of environments.

We’re proud to be the first to use this specialist technology outside the military, fusing the most advanced jacket innovation with wearable, premium outerwear that we are known for.


- Durable 3-layer shell, waterproof, warm and breathable
- Xalt Garment System 3D body mapping waterproof, virtually seam free
- Soft and warm brushed microfibre next to skin layer


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