24 February 2011
This weekend we are hosting a special two day shopping event at our base in Churchstow, Devon. Our factory outlet shop will be open this Friday the 25th of February and Saturday 26th of February, from 10am to 2pm. Come along to get massive savings off selected Quba items; from tees to jumpers and even our iconic jackets!
Unit 4E South Hams Business Park,
0870 777 1651
23 February 2011
We’re delighted to introduce the TX100, our first ever mid-weight, high-performance jacket made specifically for women. The TX100 is available in both Navy and Graphite and is cut to flatter, providing serious protection against the elements without compromising on style or fit. Order today and recieve a free bag worth £65.
23 February 2011
Our high-performance TX500 mid-weight smock is designed to protect against the weather without restricting ease of movement. A great all-year-round piece, the TX500 can be worn either as a lighter jacket or with extra layers in colder weather. Order the new TX500 smock today and receive a free bag worth £65.
21 February 2011
Quba made the television last week as part of the Channel 4 documentary ‘Made In England’. To view the programme click here: http://bit.ly/Made-In-England
The documentary, which was aired last Friday at 7.30pm, featured one of the last clothing factories in Salford; Cooper and Stollbrand. The programme delivered an insight into the struggles English manufacturing companies have had to keep in business through recent years, but also a positive look at how this is seemingly on the verge of change.
James Eden, 27, is the managing director of Cooper and Stollbrand. Eden wisely predicted the revival of the UK’s manufacturing industry, which appears to be imminent; as the programme explains that in the past three years younger people have been questioning the logic of not manufacturing in the UK. As a result, Cooper and Stollbrand have received an influx of orders, including orders from Quba! These orders have offered Cooper and Stollbrand the lifeline they needed to continue their hard work.
‘I think for the first time in my life, it feels as of people are starting to appreciate and starting to respect what we’re all about. They are starting to believe that the UK can manufacture and as a result, they are starting to trust us with their production and they are starting to realize that we can do phenomenal things using local fabrics, using local trims, local components, regionally sourced materials and make the finest garments in Europe.’ James Eden, Made In England, Channel 4, 18thFebruary 2011.
The programme featured the manufacturing of Quba’s Scott’s Hut Parka Jackets during the build up to Christmas. We at Quba are very proud to have garments produced by Cooper and Stollbrand and are very excited for the future prospects for the UK’s clothing manufacturing industry.
To view the programme click here: http://bit.ly/Made-In-England
18 February 2011
We here at Quba are very proud to be sponsoring James Adair and Ben Stenning in their attempt to row across the Indian Ocean later this year. James’ and Ben’s challenge will start in early April and will take them 3,100 miles, from Geraldton, Western Australia to Port Louis, Mauritius. A distance estimated to take the pair between 3 and 4 months to cross!
This brave ambition is spurred by their dedication to their chosen charities. The pair have both chosen a charity each, which represent issues of personal importance. Ben has chosen to raise money for the children’s home Tumaini in Mombasa, Kenya, who care for children who are affected or infected with AIDS/HIV. Having lived in Kenya and having visited homes such as Tumaini, this cause is especially close to his heart.
James has chosen to raise money for the charity Guillain-Barré Syndrome Support Group (GBSSG); a charity which bears a significant personal meaning to James after he was paralysed for a month by Guillain-Barré Syndrome at the age of 14.
Please visit their website at www.benandjamesandaboat.co.uk to sponsor Ben and James or to learn more about their race. Also check out their blog at http://indianocean2011.wordpress.com, where you can keep informed of all their preparations as the start date becomes ever nearer!