Ethos - Ghillied Clothing

Why we do what we do

Our Values

We believe in minimalist values, discussed persistently, and followed relentlessly.

– Using the outdoors and a healthy lifestyle as inspiration for all Ghillied products.

– Ensuring the highest quality inputs, and the highest quality outputs.

– Committing to an eco-friendly supply chain.

– Supporting and building relationships with other small businesses.

– Being inclusive, kind and caring to all customers, staff members, suppliers and partners.

 

Find out more about these values in action here.

Ghillied’s Purpose

At Ghillied, our vision is to become a global leader in planet friendly recycled clothing, by creating a circular economy of clothes.

We want to do our bit to give back to the planet that does so much for us.

Human Beings rely on a healthy planet to live. The healthier the planet, the cleaner air we breath, the fewer natural disasters we experience, and the more diverse the animal kingdom which results in better food and medicine. Plus, the more time we spend outdoors, the better your mental and physical health will be.

Ever wondered what the key was to becoming more confident, creative, sociable, energetic? And less stressed, anxious, or tense? That’s right, fresh air, open space, and an adventure.

Coming out of a global pandemic where people have had no choice but to stay at home, there has never been a more important time to keep mental health at the forefront of our conversations. For some people it has been the most stressful time of their lives, with concerns over jobs, livelihoods, health, and family and friends.

There is something about the quiet calm of nature which can act as a stress reliever. Research from Cornell University in 2020 has shown as little as 10 minutes in a natural setting can make us feel happier, and lessen the effects of both physical and mental stress. This is evident at a chemical level… physical exercise and being outdoors releases endorphins which relieve discomfort and boost our mood!

Check out some of our mental health related blogs here.

Apart from general physical fitness, an outdoor lifestyle provides endless benefits to our bodies:

  • Want more energy? 20 minutes in the open air can give your body the same energy boost as a cup of coffee.
  • Studies have shown that you are less likely to develop near-sightedness, the more time you spend outdoors.
  • Breathing in phytoncides (chemicals produced by plants) can lead to more white blood cells, and a better immune system.
  • Indoor pollutants can lead to greater risk of respiratory diseases.
  • Natural sunlight can reset our circadian rhythm and our sleeping pattern.

The list goes on and on!

Whilst there are many expensive and complicated solutions to climate change, one of the most simple solutions for an individual is removing themselves from city life and heading into nature.

We are wired to be outdoors. Have you ever tried describing an amazing landscape to someone? Or shown them the picture? Words and photos do not do it justice as much as experiencing it first hand. Collective responsibility is key to protecting our outdoors – the more people who genuinely ‘want’ to do their bit, the more the planet will endure.

So, organise a camping trip, go for a long walk in the forest, see what animals you can spot in the Cairngorms, and unplug. There is nothing quite like coming round the bend on a forest trail to see an amazing landscape or sunset, and it is those moments that keep you coming back.

The Mind

Coming out of a global pandemic where people have had no choice but to stay at home, there has never been a more important time to keep mental health at the forefront of our conversations. For some people it has been the most stressful time of their lives, with concerns over jobs, livelihoods, health, and family and friends.

There is something about the quiet calm of nature which can act as a stress reliever. Research from Cornell University in 2020 has shown as little as 10 minutes in a natural setting can make us feel happier, and lessen the effects of both physical and mental stress. This is evident at a chemical level… physical exercise and being outdoors releases endorphins which relieve discomfort and boost our mood!

Check out some of our mental health related blogs here.

The Body

Apart from general physical fitness, an outdoor lifestyle provides endless benefits to our bodies:

  • Want more energy? 20 minutes in the open air can give your body the same energy boost as a cup of coffee.
  • Studies have shown that you are less likely to develop near-sightedness, the more time you spend outdoors.
  • Breathing in phytoncides (chemicals produced by plants) can lead to more white blood cells, and a better immune system.
  • Indoor pollutants can lead to greater risk of respiratory diseases.
  • Natural sunlight can reset our circadian rhythm and our sleeping pattern.

The list goes on and on!

The Planet

Whilst there are many expensive and complicated solutions to climate change, one of the most simple solutions for an individual is removing themselves from city life and heading into nature.

We are wired to be outdoors. Have you ever tried describing an amazing landscape to someone? Or shown them the picture? Words and photos do not do it justice as much as experiencing it first hand. Collective responsibility is key to protecting our outdoors – the more people who genuinely ‘want’ to do their bit, the more the planet will endure.

So, organise a camping trip, go for a long walk in the forest, see what animals you can spot in the Cairngorms, and unplug. There is nothing quite like coming round the bend on a forest trail to see an amazing landscape or sunset, and it is those moments that keep you coming back.