About the Chris Packham range
The unique range of clothing, which launched back in March 2018, is exclusively available at selected Cotswold Outdoor stores and at cotswoldoutdoor.com for the duration of twelve months.
The collection has been developed by Chris over the last four years in partnership with British outdoor clothing specialists. The range is available to buy now.
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 Packham Cotsworld Outdoor clothing range sale
About the kids range
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."
Throughout the collection, the products are ultimately a wildlife learning aid; elements that make this range unique are:
The jackets have wildlife information sewn into the fabric
• The range is educational
• The jackets have wildlife information sewn into the fabric
• Each jacket comes with a removable and washable pocket liner for more unsavoury finds, as well as a "wet" pocket
• There are no noisy Velcro fastenings to disturb wildlife
• Camo inspired print design to make you feel close to the species
There is also a set of fold out field guides that comes with the items, and a printed lining with the footprints of some of the UK's more common species, as well as a magnifying glass and links to charities' websites where budding zoologists can learn more about the species they find and identify.
The Apatura girls collection
Fleece jacket in pebble and hibiscus colourways (RRP £45), jacket in swallowtail print (RRP £130) and pants in bordeaux (RRP £60).
The Lucanus boys collection
Fleece jacket in blazer-solid or skydiver colourways (RRP £45), jacket in grasshopper print (RRP £130) and pants in blazer (RRP £60).
About the men and women's range
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.
The Lutra men's collection
Fleece jacket in forest and woodbine colourways (RRP £80), jacket in wolf print (RRP £230) and pants in dark olive (£120).
The Aluda women's collection
Fleece jacket in imperial and pebble colourways (RRP £75), jacket in kestrel print (RRP £220) and pants in carbon (£110).
Melanie Harries, Buying Director at Cotswold Outdoor says, "We are very excited to be launching the new Chris Packham range at Cotswold Outdoor exclusively. Chris's love for the outdoors and the environment is very much in line with our ethos as a company and we know that this range will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.
“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.”
— Chris Packham
Visit www.cotswoldoutdoor.com for more information.