From New Zealand to the West Coast of Ireland

As the winds whisper tales of new adventures, we're thrilled to announce an incredible new brand to Portwest – The Outdoor Shop, Kathmandu clothing.

So let’s explore five essential things you need to know about Kathmandu, a brand that's about to become your trusted companion when you venture outside.


1: Where is Kathmandu Clothing Based?


Contrary to what the name might suggest, Kathmandu clothing originates from a land known for its majestic landscapes and rugged outdoor beauty - New Zealand. The named as you guessed was inspired by Kathmandu, Nepal. Founded in 1987, Kathmandu Clothing pays tribute to the mystic and beauty once thought to be inaccessible and only a bucket-list destination.


2: A Testament to Quality: Is Kathmandu Clothing Any Good?


Absolutely! Kathmandu has earned its stripes in the outdoor community for its commitment to quality, functionality, and durability. Their product range, designed to handle the unpredictable nature of outdoor adventures, includes gorgeous Gore-Tex jackets, rain pants, tees and duffle bags. Tested against the elements, Kathmandu gear is made to ensure you stay protected, comfortable, and ready for anything Mother Nature throws your way. Certified B Corp since 2019, Kathmandu Clothing are counted among businesses that are leading a global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy.


3: Crafted with Care: Where is Kathmandu Clothing Made?


Kathmandu's commitment to creating high-quality outdoor gear is matched by its dedication to ethical manufacturing practices. With a global network of production facilities, Kathmandu adheres to strict standards for fair labor and environmental responsibility. This global approach not only allows for a wide array of innovative products but also ensures that each piece of gear supports a chain of positive impacts worldwide.


4: Innovation Meets Responsibility: How is Kathmandu Clothing Made?


Kathmandu integrates the latest technology and sustainable practices in the creation of its outdoor gear. The brand is committed to reducing its environmental impact through the use of recycled materials, sustainable sourcing, and efficient manufacturing processes. This focus on innovation and responsibility ensures that Kathmandu products are not just made for the outdoors but also made with the future of our planet in mind.


5: A Leader in Sustainability: What are Kathmandu's Sustainability Principles?


Sustainability isn't just a buzzword for Kathmandu; it's a core principle that guides everything they do. The brand is dedicated to protecting the environment through initiatives like using recycled materials, reducing waste, and conserving resources. Kathmandu's commitment to sustainability is evident in their actions, from product design and production to packaging and beyond, making them a true leader in environmental stewardship in the outdoor industry.


As Kathmandu clothing makes its debut in our stores on the west coast of Ireland, we're not just welcoming a new brand; we're embracing a philosophy that mirrors our love for adventure and our commitment to the planet. Kathmandu's innovative, durable, and sustainably made gear is here to enhance your outdoor experiences, from the wild Irish landscapes to the rugged terrains of the world beyond.


Join us this Good Friday 29th of March at 11am in our Westport store for our instore launch with prizes to be won!


See you outside 🌍🥾🍃




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