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    LOCAL COUNTS // NOT DISCOUNTS

    LOCAL COUNTS // NOT DISCOUNTS

    Local Counts / Not Discounts: We’ve been supporting this message for a number of years now and just to let all our customers, followers and friends know, we will not be following suit with week long Black Friday offers at Strong Island Clothing Co. If you have made a purchase recently (and we thank everyone that has stayed true to local independent shopping) you will not be disappointed by a sudden flurry of discounts that would devalue your purchase.

    We will also stand firm at full price during the whole Christmas period, so rest assured anything you have bought will not all of a sudden be discounted running up to Christmas Day. We will though still have our annual end of range and sample sale in January to help make way for new product in the new year and give people the chance to grab some great priced products, but of course this sale always includes odd sizes, seconds, sample products and one off items we didn’t put in to production.

    We hope you understand as we feel it is integral for many small businesses to stand their ground and not devalue their business or brand with routine sales and offers.

    The first weekend of December also marks national Small Business Saturday. It's not easy to run a small business and the support from local communities means more than most people might realise. From the smallest one off purchase, to becoming a repeat customer, small businesses can thrive with local support. Take your time this season when you're out and about as there are dozens of amazing independant shops, markets and even online retailers within Portsmouth & Southsea alone.

    Thanks for your ongoing support as always. Especially during the Christmas season. It means a lot all of us at Strong Island.

     

    STRONG ISLAND // 2019 CALENDAR

    STRONG ISLAND // 2019 CALENDAR

    PRE-ORDER ONLY: This year saw an unprecedented amount of entries for our Strong Island 2019 Calendar. With over 1600 photos submitted it was most certainly a daunting task to select 35 images to design the final calendar. No easy task I can assure you, but the result is something we are really proud of. With a fantastic selection of new and familiar entrants, our 2019 Calendar features a broad range of professional and amateur photographers including the highest amount of phone photography to date.

    A proportion of each calendar sale will be donated to the Portsmouth Hospitals Charity in support of local Strong Islander and prolific photographer Johnny Black.

    He is fund raising for all the amazing help he received at QA Hospital, Portsmouth when being diagnosed with lung cancer just months before his wedding. Johnny & Martine are raising money as part of their ‘alternative wedding’ list and we wish to help in any small way we can. You can also donate directly via the following link HERE.

    Front cover photo by: Hannah Wilson

    Our 2019 Calendar features photos from the following people: Alex Lombardi, Andrew Malbon, Benjamin Atkins, Callum Skene, Charlotte de Quatrebarbes, Christine Matchett, Doug Howell, Gemma Stoneman, Grzegorz Kopacz, Hannah Wilson, Howard Hurd, Ian Pears, Johnny Black, Lisa Mundy, Michelle Lucocq, Ollie Denny, Russell Leggatt, Sarah Marston, Shaun Roster, Sheila Mackie, Todd Lawton and Tom Goss.

    Each calendar is printed on 300sgm (350gsm Cover) Fedrigoni Arcoprint. This wood-free paper has a high-tech, cool white base guaranteeing excellent printability and is held in very high regard in publishing and printing industries. The guys at RIPE certainly delivered with this paper stock. It not only looks amazing as the print finish is second to none, and it feels really premium. Using an in-house HP Indigo 7800 digital press it sets the standard for premium quality digital print. Using liquid ink rather than dry toner powder, the print quality is on par with traditional lithographic printing with the benefits of less waste, which is of course great news for the environment.

    There is a very limited run and we always sell out, so please be quick to avoid disappointment. We hope to have physical copies available for collection, delivery and in-store by the start of November. We will update with further information as soon as possible. Please note the following images are visuals only.

    Click the photos below to head to the pre-order page and see the whole calendar.

    Photo by: Andrew Malbon
     

    Photos by:  Photo by: Sarah Marston / Charlotte de Quatrebarbes

    Photo by: Grzegorz Kopacz

    Photo by: Andrew Malbon / Sheila Mackie

    Back cover photo by: Shaun Roster

    CAPSULE RANGE LOOKBOOK

    CAPSULE RANGE LOOKBOOK

    An early morning photoshoot led us to a blustery and cold Southsea seafront to catch the good weather before the rain came in. Our love for Portsmouth & Southsea flows through the brand and is inspired by our surroundings, from amazing architecture and design all the way down to putting your feet in the sea. Coastal lifestyle...

    Keeping things fresh for the new year, we've launched a series of new designs for both men & women including our classic men's fit short and long sleeves, women's curved fit 100% cotton tees, a super soft long sleeve and two unisex raglan tees.

    Of course we continue to maintain standards with many of our staple products including the Camber beanies, that are knitted in Manchester exclusively for SICCo using twisted navy yarns, our waterproof and lightweight coach jackets, premium hoodies and accessories range.

    This is just a snapshot of the new range. You can view all the new designs over at our online shop, or pop down to No.87 Marmion Road and take a closer look at the whole range yourself.

    SHOOT FIRST BOXED SET

    SHOOT FIRST BOXED SET

    Inspired by analogue photography culture our ‘Shoot First’ design pays homage to 35mm film and having to take your photos and develop them later. In an instant world, 35mm photography steps back and reminds us to take our time over the process. Signed off with an imaginary post code, props to the many analogue photographers who call Portsmouth home.

    This exclusive gift box, styled on the iconic ILFORD photographic paper boxes, comes with a hand screen printed tee, premium enamel badge, vinyl sticker and a roll of ILFORD HP5 Plus 400 B&W 35mm film.

    Click an image below to view the Shoot First collection.

    THIS SEASONS ENAMEL MUG

    THIS SEASONS ENAMEL MUG

    Enamelware has a place in many peoples hearts. It evokes feelings of the outdoors or just being warm indoors by the fire. Our mugs are solid, rugged and ready to be used; camping, sailing, cycling or just at home. After being fired at high temperatures they are highly durable and suitable for use on home cookers, camp stoves and even open fires.

    Manufactured from the ground up, all the way to the finished product by a company in Poland that is steeped in enamelware heritage, our premium enamel mugs are about as good as they come. We are able to design every aspect of our enamel mugs including shape and style right down to the colours and matching hand dipped handles.

    Each mug is finished with our custom teal & cream colours and comes in a hand stamped gift box. This is far from your everyday mug and we hope you enjoy it for many years to come, whether it joins you on your journeys or simply looks good on your desk at work.

    Click an image below to head to the product page.