About us

Glower was hatched when these 2 creative minds connected. One, a detail obsessed - idea absorbed - colourful wanderer of Belgian descent - incapable of explaining anything without pen & paper. The other, an energetic - imaginative - plan hatching - UK bred-but-not-rooted optimist - who is the ultimate victim of their own unstoppable thoughts-train.

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An Marien ​& David Barnard

Why?

We create unique designs, with a focus on style and comfort, that are inspired by a love of good times spent outdoors. Whether you enjoy cycling, camping, mountain biking, snowboarding or just exploring nature; with our hand printed t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies you can bring those great moments to life and be inspired to experience more. 

With the constant battle of so much to do and so little time we not only want to be inspired to do more of what we love, but also be reminded of those good times. The moments you feel happiest; that’s what we focus on and aim to capture with our designs.

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It’s about being outside and cherishing being on the bike with mates, spending time in the mountains, racing down the snow filled slopes, camping during summer evenings, or listening to great music at a festival (because every adventure needs a good soundtrack!).

Where, When & How? 

Glower was founded in 2014 and all our designs are hand printed in our workshop in the UK in Farnham, Surrey. 

Starting with a manual carousel, freshly mixed inks and a blank canvas we delved into the world of screen printing. So we left the old comfort zone behind us, buried deep underground with a bag full of questions and a box labelled ‘panic attacks'. Blisters, cramps and elbow grease are all part of the mix as we hand print designs that embody great memories and good times to come.

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Starting with a manual carousel, freshly mixed inks and a blank canvas we delved into the world of screen printing. So we left the old comfort zone behind us, buried deep underground with a bag full of questions and a box labelled ‘panic attacks'. Blisters, cramps and elbow grease are all part of the mix as we hand print designs that embody great memories and good times to come.

Being involved in every step of the process gives us complete control over what we create and allows quality checks throughout. Printing by hand means we can experiment and tweak; as nothing is automated every product ends up with its own individual feel.

Thinking about how our clothing can make someone's day less bland, or even spark new ventures, drives us to work hard and bring a consistent level of quality and inspiration. Our clothing allows you to express your passion and pride, so go out there and have a blast!

How We Keep It Fair & sustainable

Being a small company it would be ambitious to say we are going to try to save the world all on our own. However, we value the health of the environment, so we do in depth research to be aware of the impact inherent to our creating processes, work responsibly throughout and make decisions with both the environment and the people in it in mind.

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We look for quality materials to guarantee our products’ lifespan and recyclability. We work with partners that share our beliefs about environmental responsibility and operate according to recognized and certified standards.