Heya 👋 We’re Labo Mono.
We make bold, innovative & eco-minded apparel built for cities and life's adventures.
We're based in Hackney, London, and on a mission to encourage adventure, big or small, without ruining the planet 🌍
We’re starting off with the Urban Jacket.
How it began
It all started in summer 2018, when this guy in the picture (Ali) got caught in a rainstorm while cycling home, and was drenched by the time he arrived.
After looking online for good rain jackets, he realised that most of them were mainly designed for the great outdoors and, let's be honest, all looked very boring.
Living in a city sometimes means jumping from a bike to a bus, walking the dog in the rain, or chilling in a beer garden. All in the same day.
Being a designer by trade, he decided to create it. A better rain jacket, designed with an urban approach and made with more sustainable materials.
After a year of sketches, prototypes, user tests and feedback from his community, the project was successfully funded on Kickstarter and Labo Mono was born.
"Our aim is to create pieces of clothing that aren’t just pleasant to look at, but also cleverly functional and durable.
All that while using sustainable materials, 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.