The history of Hunter

4 years ago

Many people know hunter as the wellies brand that is a mush have for every festival and dog walking session, but there is so much more to the brand than meets the eye. Although Hunter is, in many ways, a traditional and old-fashioned company, they have also embraced the 21st Century and have welcomed the fact that their products are now worn by a much wider range of people and used for a much wider range of activities than during the 19th and 20th Centuries. Hunter began in 1856 by a Mr Henry Lee Norris, an American entrepreneur. When he landed on Scottish in search for a home for his boot making company, he found one. Having acquired a block of buildings in Edinburgh, known as the Castle Silk Mills, the North British Rubber Company (which much later became known as at Boot Ltd) was registered as a limited liability company in September 1856. In the beginning there were only four people working for the company, by 1875 the team had grown to 600 members of staff! Hunter was growing, and growing fast. During the First World War the sale of wellies dramatically boosted, and Hunter was asked by the War Office to construct a sturdy boot suitable for the conditions in flooded trenches. This of course created more jobs, more production and made the fashionable boot as functional necessity. Hunter was once again called upon during World War 2 o supply vast quantities of wellingtons and thigh boots. 80% of production was for war materials - from ground sheets to life belts and gas masks. In 1977, having continued to supply wellies to the Royal Households, Hunter was awarded a Royal Warrant from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. This was shortly followed, in 1986, by a Royal Warrant from HM The Queen. Providing great recognition for their work in keeping some very important feet dry! Today, Hunter remains the preferred welly brand for those who like to work hard and play hard - there`s a great range of boots to suit welly wearers all over the world - from the Royal Family to festival-goers, working farmers and landed gentry alike. fashion style

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