The story of Thought starts with friends David and John in the heat of Australia in 1995. And their desire to wear natural, cool clothing.
The first clothing was simple - a capsule collection of men's shirts and beachwear made of sustainable ramie and hemp. The duo's honest, down-to-earth personalities and sustainable sourcing was refreshing.
In 2002 John took the fledgling brand to the UK. He opened pop-up shops on London's famous Portobello Road and at Camden Lock market. With countless phone calls and hard work, a flurry of independent boutiques soon stocked the growing collection.
By 2005 they had their first website, their own office, and a warehouse. And natural growth soon meant a womenswear collection. Plus, a bigger (just as down-to-earth) team, including Rachel. Rachel has always had a wanderlust - and a tenacious desire to work in the fashion industry. Her first experience was with a small Australian fashion brand. She did anything and everything she could to learn what it took to be part of a happy, successful business.
In 2008, Rachel started developing their collections further; pushing their entire creative edge. She now heads up the group of incredible people here. People they're proud to call their design team. They share the same vision: that contemporary fashion and sustainability go hand-in-hand. And each season, the team craft thoughtful, contemporary pieces for men and women. Pieces that are effortless to wear and sustainably made. Pieces designed to be love-forever classics.
Today you'll find their collection in over 1,000 shops all over the world. They're proud of who they are, what they do and how they do it. As ever, hard work, determination and luck have helped them innovate. And to evolve as a brand as well as industry innovators.
They're still a small business; with around 20 of them working at their offices in North London. They all work together as a team to help build and grow a very exciting future.