Welligogs began nearly twenty years ago when Kim and Ray, the founders, made the decision to move from Australia to England. Kim, being British, always wanted to eventually move back home and give her four children a British upbringing. Ray, a born and bred Aussie, was reluctant to leave the sunshine but agreed that pastures new, albeit being on the other side of the world, were worth investigating.
The question was… what were they going to do to provide for their family? A passing comment from Ray complaining about the British weather ignited a spark for Kim. Rain! It rains a lot in Britain and what do we need for rain… wellies! All the wellies around until then were boring green ones, so, why not put hand painted designs on wellington boots?! The sourcing of rubber boots and various designs soon began. Now all that was left was a company name. Kim, nostaligic memories flooding her thoughts, decided on Welligogs, as that is what she called her wellington boots as a child.
One of the first shows that Welligogs attended was RHS Chelsea Flower Show back in the early 2000s. If the gardens were a splash of colour, the Welligogs stand was a waterfall. From flowers to love hearts, paw prints to rockets, tractors to angels, the wellies were a tremendous hit. As the number of shows increased, so did the designs. Taking inspiration from their four young children, the welly boots range swelled.
Fast-forward a bit further and Welligogs wanted to provide for more than just the rain, so Kim began work on designing garments for the everyday, that could be worn in both country and city. Opting for quality and durability, she introduced wool jackets to the brand.
Infusing classic heritage design with high-fashion for a look that’s both city-ready and perfect for countryside living, signature Welligogs pieces now include classic tweed, modern styled coats and jackets, practical luxury waxed cotton, fully waterproof and windproof garments with seam-sealed membranes and waterproof, breathable leather and suede boots. New additions for Autumn / Winter include stunning jackets and coats in wool, cotton and viscose, as well as leather waterproof and fashion boots. Looking forward, Welligogs is moving towards a more sustainable approach. Hoping to minimise their carbon ‘wellyprint’ and give back to the planet by sourcing regenerative materials and ecological methods.
For your chance to win just answer the following question:
What type of British weather inspired the creation of the Welligogs brand?
Enter your answer with your contact details in the online form below by 31 January 2019. There is no cash alternative and the prize must be taken by 31 August 2020. You must be over the age of 18 to enter.
Congratulations to David Thirlaway who wins our October competition for a Laksen Balfour Field Sports Jacket.