All New Louder Than War® Clothing Collection
Since 2010 Louder Than War, launched by The Membranes and Goldblade frontman John Robb, has been bringing you cutting edge alternative new from the coal face – from punk to pop, from The Beatles to The Blinders and everything in between. Rather than cynically use the logo and slap it on a few tees, we have gone one step further, and designed a clothing collection.
We teamed up with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and a with a couple of designers – one still studying, and one recently left. We gave them free reign to come up with designs that matched our manifesto – dark – alternative – subversive and above all, punk.
The result, after a year working on the idea, hampered by lockdown, is the all new Louder Than War® Clothing collection!
The T shirts are made from 180gsm cotton, great quality which will not distort when washed.
The Printing Process
The clothing, having been designed in Manchester is also made in Manchester in our partner’s factory over in Denton. The owners have been in the clothing business for over 30 years, so know a bit about getting the garments right! These designs are not simply slapped on the front of the garments in a mass production process. each piece is individually printed using DTG high tech printing machines, which require the garment to be ‘baked’ between printing. Once the ink process is completed, the factory overlay the design with vinyl, either plain, shimmer or reflective, as on the Decrepit Skull/Android design here. The finished product ‘moves’ with the light – it’s not just dully printed!
Each piece is printed to order so the manufacturing time takes a little longer. We aim to make them within 5 days, so please allow a week from ordering to delivery. These are not off-the-shelf pile it high garments, each one is made to perfection and as such, will remain in great condition through many washes, if properly looked after.
Each design incorporates the designer’s ‘tag’, or signature, in the bottom right hand corner, and they have also personally signed the swing tags which are attached to each garment, guaranteeing authenticity.
Each piece is branded Louder Than War, from the swing tags to the two colour fabric tags which are sewn into the neck. This is your guarantee that you are buying an original Louder Than War® garment.
Each piece is carefully wrapped and sent out in 100% recyclable bags with Louder Than War® stamped on each one. If you’re lucky we might have thrown a badge in there as well – no guarantees on that one!
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