Our History

Craghoppers Timeline

Year 
Event

2016
Started working with Swire Resources in Hong Kong Started trading with Outdoor Sports in South Africa

2015
Move into new officesPartner with RGS
Partner with OS
Wanderlust Gear of the Year Awards Best Travel Top: Craghoppers NosiLife Darla Long Sleeved Shirt

2014 
Started selling in Scandinavia
Sponsor Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
Partner with English Heritage
Bronze Wanderlust Award for Best Equipment Brand
Camping Magazine Commended for Best Clothing/Footwear award for Craghoppers Field II Jacket

2013 
Plans start for new offices at Mercury Way
Bronze Wanderlust Award for Best Equipment Brand
Camping magazine ‘Best Clothing’ Editor’s Choice Award for its Ricardo Shirt and Kiwi Jacket

Silver Walk Magazine Reader Award for Best Walking Trousers for the Craghoppers Kiwi Pro Stretch Walking Trousers

2012
Bronze Wanderlust Award for Best Equipment Brand

2011 
Opened Craghoppers US
Started working with Phoenix Leisure Group in Australia
Open Pioneer Point warehouse
Open Craghoppers Hornsea
Bronze Wanderlust Award for Craghoppers Travel Equipment
Camping Magazine best clothing award for its NosiLife Shirt
Gold Walk Magazine Reader Award for Best Walking Trouser for the Craghoppers Kiwi Trousers

2010 
Launch NosiLife
Launch official Duke of Edinburgh kit
Op Pad Magazine in The Netherlands – Innovation Award for its NosiLife collection
Silver Walk Magazine Reader Award for Best Walking Trouser for the Craghoppers Kiwi Trousers

2009
OutDoor Industry award for the category of material and innovation for NosiLife

2008
Sign up Bear Grylls
Help to build Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation School in Savar
First use GORE-TEX

 

 

2007
Opened our first office in Germany
Set up The Regatta Charity Foundation
Open Craghoppers York

2005   
Sold millionth pair of Kiwi trousers

2004 
Raise funds to support the re-building of a village in Thiraimadu, Batticaloa in Sri Lanka

2003
Launch of Craghoppers.com

2002 
Launch mail order
Launch of Nosquito

2000
Jim McNamara becomes MD

1999 
Open Craghoppers Castleford
Launch of AquaDry and SolarDry fabrics

1996
Relaunch Craghoppers the introduction of the famous “Mouffie” ‘Rams head’ brand logo. The products became more accessible and suitable for worldwide travel as well as the great outdoors.

Launch of the iconic Kiwi Trouser

1995   
The Regatta Group acquires Craghoppers

1993 
Breakthrough products available to buy

1992
Breakthrough System was created – an early version of AquaDry waterproof and breathable system

1965
Craghoppers was created in Batley, West Yorkshire where two hardworking lads had an idea about creating a range of clothing that kept them warm, dry and comfortable, wherever they went and whatever they did.