This range has been developed by Chris over the last four years in partnership with British outdoor clothing specialists and is available to buy now via www.cotswoldoutdoor.com.
In late March 2018, Naturalist, TV presenter, photographer and award-winning environmental campaigner Chris Packham launched his new range of clothing exclusively with Cotswold Outdoor.
The unique range of clothing, exclusively available at selected stores and at cotswoldoutdoor.com for the duration of twelve months, has been developed by Chris over the last four years in partnership with British outdoor clothing specialists.
The manufacturers of Chris Packham Clothing, are a ‘leader status’ member of Fair Wear Foundation; an independent non-profit organisation whose mission is to improve labour conditions in the garment industry.
The ranges for men, women and children consists of jackets, fleeces and trousers.
Each jacket has an inscription on the yoke which reads . . .
‘Love life. All life. Every thing is beautiful, everything that creeps, crawls, slimes, slithers or stings. Not least because all that life keeps us all alive and that in itself, we should treasure as the greatest beauty of all.’
Chris is passionate about getting new generations involved and sparking as deep a passion as he did discovering wildlife in his garden. He comments: “Young people have become disconnected from nature, principally because they don’t get to meet it first hand, see, hear or smell it. They don’t get to feel it and therefore they never have the chance to fall in love with it.”
There are styles for men and women too, with quiet, woven fabrics, fully waterproof drop liner and soft-lined pockets for phones and tablets, so that the whole family can enjoy a day out finding wildlife.
“If one child puts one of these coats on, goes out, meets nature and falls in love with it then I’ll be happy. And if one adult ‘says “no Velcro – the best badger watching jacket I’ve ever had” then I’ll be happy” – says Chris.