Independent clothing brand – Riccton Clothing
Riccton Clothing is an independent clothing & lifestyle label based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Riccton provides high quality & limited edition products that draw influence from both heritage & the more haute couture elements of fashion but at the same time carry an affordable price tag.
Having been initially started in 2011 by Charlie Craigs during his 1st year at University the whole brand & concept has since been rejuvenated after he decided to run the business full time as part of his 3rd year course.
After purchasing a screen printer of his own as well as custom labels & a whole new website, Charlie is intent on creating a lasting legacy with Riccton. All of the designs used on every aspect of an individual piece draws influence from Charlie’s family & ancestry which he researched during his time at college & University.
‘After doing a small amount of research into my surname, Craigs, I found that as we are of Scottish descent we had a family crest & motto which I thought would be a really individual and unique starting point to work from with a clothing label. The name Riccton derives from a small town called Riccarton, to which my ancestry can be traced.’
All of the garments are hand screen printed in the Riccton attic studio by Charlie himself, before they are finished off with custom suede & woven labels as well as an individually numbered swing ticket to really emphasise the time & effort put into the creation of an individual product. The 1st Heritage Collection – a luxury garment collection made up of tees, sweatshirts, hoodies & beanies – was released at the end of October and has already seen a number of garments sell out rapidly.
With the initial response to the independent clothing brand being this positive, it is clear Riccton is growing from strength to strength and Charlie has said the plans for their Spring/Summer ’14 range are most definitely already underway with the focus again being on creating a timeless collection that draws on influences from heritage & family but across a much larger spectrum of products.
‘Hold tight – Sicut Et Vos Vivetis’
Check out the 1st Heritage Collection online now at – www.ricctonclothing.co.uk