Ali & Marnie live either side of the Ridgeway (Berks/Oxon) and have a mutual love of the outdoors.
"We created Filthy Weather after spending years of wrestling with over trousers."
Marnie, a designer known for Green Oak Furniture, created a cover skirt to wear when attending to walking the dogs in the rain & to prevent muddy, scratchy claws wrecking the clean clothes.
Ali is out in all weathers running the farm. She really put this design through its paces, she soon learnt that she also needed the skirt in her life. "it is so EASY to wear, comfortable and ready to take on the elements. I love it!"
The main function is to avoid acrobatics with over trousers. The bonus is protecting the area between the bottom of your jacket and the tops of your boots - in whatever you are wearing, in any weather.
From the beginning we decided to :
Make in Britain. Keep it simple. Keep it good. Keep it practical.
It all started long ago, back in 2011 when Marnie thought her workshop life should have a dog.
She could walk the little fella to work with her and they could keep each other company in her small Berkshire Downs workshop....But the overtrousers were biggest put off.
Suffice it to say, Spartacus came in Spring and so too the first Rain Skirt. The green canvas still worn and admired 7years later.
Later that same year, Marnie gave Ali (right) a skirt to test drive. Ali is out in all seasons working her farm and if anyone were to put the skirt to the test it would be Ali.
Meanwhile we did our own things and were independently intrigued by the reaction to the skirts as we went about our daily lives.
4 years later in 2015, Ali is asked her thoughts on the overskirt, so genuine and passionate was she and others we had met that between us we decided to share the experience make create Filthy Weather.