Born by the Atlantic, sailed across the English Channel and now living five minutes from Brighton’s pebbly beach – I have never been able to spend much time away from the sea. While I’ve exchanged the hot, dry coastal winds of Portugal for crisp cold ones, if you need me, you’ll usually find me by the water.
That’s maybe why I’ve fallen so hard for Finisterre. A British surfwear company born out of one of my favourite places in the UK – St Agnes in Cornwall – Finisterre stand for everything I believe in. Their innovative products are made with responsibly sourced materials, with huge importance given to where the materials come from and how they can benefit the environment.
We took our Finisterre Sastruga coats (and woolly hats!) out for a brisk cliff walk near Brighton before Christmas, and in all honesty we’ve barely been out of them since. The coats are super-light, yet surprisingly warm (with lovely fleecy pockets!), and a 100% recycled ripstop shell. It keeps you toasty without being bulky, a major win in my book.
I wish we’d had them when we were travelling last year – you can fit two coats neatly into a small packing cube, making them really good outdoor coats for travelling through areas with interchangeable weather (looking at you New Zealand!).
Since we took these photos, our coats have been drenched in the freezing rain (yet we stayed miraculously dry), kept us warm during Brighton’s mini snowstorm, and stylish during milder beach walks in Guincho, Portugal.
This is truly a company I love to support, and that I urge you to find out more about. Read about their inspiring vision, learn about their story, discover their outstanding products and don’t forget to visit their London, Falmouth, St Agnes & Bristol stores if you’re around.
nb: This post has been written in collaboration with Finisterre, but as always opinions and general toastiness are absolutely my own.