We’re Labo Mono. A London based outdoor apparel company that design vibrant, functional and sustainable things for urban adventurers.
Things that help people explore cities.
Things that inspire them to try new things.
And we're beginning with the Urban Jacket!
It all started because that guy in the picture (Ali) got caught in a rainstorm while biking home.
With no luck finding the perfect jacket, and being a designer by trade, he decided to create it.
Fast forward, after a year of sketches, prototypes, user tests and feedback from the community, the project was successfully funded on Kickstarter.
"We’re on a mission to create pieces of clothing that aren’t just fun and pleasant to look at, but also cleverly functional and versatile.
All that while using sustainable materials, and produced ethically."
Ali Namdari - Founder & Designer
It is important for us to be transparent about our different process, and especially the manufacturing one.
We screened many factories before committing to our current partner.
Main criteria: quality, social responsibility, sustainability and price.
And we are super proud (and lucky) to be working with our partner in Hebei, China.
A modern and well advanced technical garment factory that share our commitment to ethical manufacturing.
The very skilled and super friendly employees are all working in a clean, safe and regulated environment.
We visit them regularly and we'll talk more about this in a separate article soon.
The difficult months searching for the right factory have paid off!