Secret Scotland

If it's secret, and in Scotland…

Hunter Wellies finally confirm their status as fashion toys rather than serious footwear

Hunter Wellington

Hunter Wellington

The once famous and reliable Green Hunter Wellington boot has confirmed its status as nothing more than an over-priced fashion toy, a plaything for wasteful celebrities, as it prepares for its appearance in the glamorous world of fashion, and display by models on the catwalk at London fashion week later this month.

Models will be wearing a new “bespoke” version of Hunter’s original boots, and completing the rural look with a “water-resistant original clear smock”, also made by the company, as part of its autumn-winter 2014 range.

Hunter wellies get re-boot at London fashion week – The Scotsman

The company is not the original though, which collapsed into administration in 2006, and was bought out of this status two years later,  as Hunter Boot Ltd. This company closed the original plant at Heathhall, near Dumfries, ending production in Scotland, relocated it headquarters to Edinburgh, and shifted production (apparently not the manufacturing plant and equipment) to China. The plant was sold of, and seems to have gone to Serbia.

By 2012, turn-over was almost £75 million – but customers were finding their Hunter Green Wellies were falling off their feet and leaking – I’m not saying this, those who post comment on the original story are:

Hunter Wellies wade off into the sunset

You can still buy proper wellies made using the original equipment, as it seems that the former Hunter production equipment was bought up and moved to Serbia, to a company named as Tigar Corporation:

TIGAR

(Comment are closed on this post, but can be made on the originalHunter Wellies wade off into the sunset )

Advertisements

February 4, 2014 - Posted by | Civilian | , , , , , ,

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

%d bloggers like this: