Colcha Clothing launched in April 2016 in London to showcase the incredible array of fabrics and skills from around the world in the form of men’s shorts.
All of the fabrics we use are bright and bold, because we think the shorts should be the focus of any outfit. Our entire first range can be worn as easily with a blazer as a vest to take you from the beach to the cocktail bar with ease.
The idea of Colcha Clothing was born after a trip to Africa in the summer of 2015. Whereupon seeing the array of materials and talent prevalent, coupled with a clear requirement for effective and lasting social, economic and environmental reform, 'short change' seemed the best way forward!
“We worked with experienced fashion designers in London to experiment with the design of the shorts and the fit, before heading back out to Johannesburg to finalise the fabrics for our first range. Now we just can’t wait for the summer so we can get those legs out!”
Colcha Clothing was founded by Harry Lal and Scott Jarrett, former LSE students and housemates. Both are from London, and share a passion for international development and the impact the private sector can have on local enterprise within developing countries.
"We want to celebrate the fabrics and skills prevalent in less developed regions, which is why we locate manufacture of our products in the immediate vicinity of the fabrics we source. This allows us to build sustainable ecosystems around the creation of our products."