Behind the Brand: Meander Apparel

Eco-Friendly. Vegan. Recycled Materials.

Meander Apparel is a clothing brand on a mission to simplify life for the modern adventurer with a versatile collection that has both style and performance. Created by Jill and Steve Henry and inspired by their love of adventure, travel and minimalist Scandinavian design.

Sustainability is at the heart of the Meander brand. The brand have partnered with a mill that sustains itself with clean eco-friendly energy. For the CO2  that we do produce we then offset this by planting trees which will soak up CO2 as they grow. Meander have teamed up with Forest Carbon to plant 1 extra tree for every jacket sold in a local woodland in the Scottish Borders. These woodlands can regulate water quality and supply, reduce soil erosion, stabilise riverbanks and mitigate flooding.

Meander jackets are made to last and we’ve made timeless styles that will look good in your wardrobe for years to come. With that in mind Meander offer a lifetime repair service on all product.

In the words of the founders:

"The idea was born following a charity cycle from London to Paris that Steve and Jill organised in the run up to an expedition to the North Pole for the charity Wooden Spoon.

Wanting to pack light and struggling to find a jacket that was at once fully waterproof, breathable, comfortable for cycling and stylish enough to be worn off the bike.

We couldn’t find anything and that’s when we realised there was a gap for clothing that had the performance and style in equal measure.

We launched the first Meander jacket on Indiegogo in 2018 and it was exactly the jacket we wish we’d had on the cycle to Paris.

Our multi functioning, packable jacket created is designed for the urban adventurer and commuter cyclist.

It is made with a luxury Italian fabric from a mill in the Como region and is fully waterproof (over 10,000 mm) lightweight and breathable.

We've added plenty of reflectivity in the cuffs, rear pocket and hood. The elements in the cuff and rear pocket can be tucked away so that you look your best when you're not cycling

Designed to be adaptable in changing weather conditions, the jacket packs into its large rear pocket and can be used as a backpack or messenger bag using the included straps. We also offer an optional saddle bag kit to attach to your bike

The Meander Jacket is available to buy on-line here and we are currently developing a full sustainable collection for commuter cyclists that will launch in May 2019."