Montane is synonymous with lightweight, breathable clothing and equipment. For over 25 years the brand has worked closely with mountain professionals. Operating in hostile conditions across the globe as a proving ground for garment design – from the British Antarctic Survey to British Mountain Rescue Teams.

Apropos- was invited to create a series of graphic T-shirts. We wanted our designs to resonate with those who choose to spend their time in nature – relevant to experienced climbers and weekend walkers alike. Ethical themes were also important – environmentalism, wellbeing and mindfulness. Achievement of personal goals – big and small. The journey – the day’s activity and in life. 

Our designs are rooted in the natural environment using found objects, materials, textures and processes. We improvised and experimented, collecting materials (grass, leaves, sticks, stones, textures) and used appropriate graphic processes (chromatography, photograms, photography, collage) creating a mobile outdoor studio. Ideas were further processed in-house and the results are a collection which seeks to re-create the authentic experience of being in nature. More of our collection designs will be released in the coming seasons.