Where it all began…
After taking a sabatical from the chaos of 9 - 5 worklife, I came up with the idea of Vanquish Clothing UK. Having always been fascinated with history, but more specifically, the history from pre-modern times, of pre-mechanised peoples.
Vanquish, itself means to thoroughly defeat your enemies... And this, we believe fits hand in hand with the pre-mechanised warriors castes it represents.
There is something endearing about the raw, honest and perhaps brutal way of life reflected in the times of the Vikings, Aztecs, Mayans, Inca and Samurai. Something that perhaps is missing from modern times...
Vanquish is designed as a reminder that just like these ancient warrior castes, we too, can today overcome our modern day enemies. Whether this is anxiety, fear, doubt or even physical manifestations such as exams, job interviews or opponents. We believe that, in each of us a true warrior lies beneath the surface!
Integrity behind the philosophy...
In keeping with the Vanquish theme of pre-mechanised warriors, it became important to us that the brand needed to reflect the honesty and sincerity of what we were representing. The demand of modern society to have instant access to most material possessions has created a market for hastily produced items, often leaving a negative impact on both human factors and the environmental footprint. That is why we are extremely proud to be associated with Continental Clothing, who have a robust policy with regard to the following social responsibility criteria:
No use of child labour
No use of forced labour
Safe and healthy working conditions
Legal labour contracts
Payment of living wage
Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
No discrimination against employees
No excessive hours of work
In support of these robust Social Responsibility criteria, Vanquish is extremely proud to announce that we use Organic Cotton and Bamboo, Earth Positive and recycled materials including polyester in some cases. We believe that not only does this reflect the ethical mission of Vanquish, but also offers a much higher quality grade of garment.
Printing and supporting local business...
When printing our garments, we always like to keep our business local. Supporting our local area businesses is of the utmost importance.
Where local area businesses cannot support our requirements, we source our suppliers meticulously, in order that they are as ethically responsible suppliers as possible, such as I Dress Myself who pride themselves on being eco-friendly accredited and using 100% solvent free printing inks.