In 1974, above a laundrette in Chorlton, Greater Manchester, two lads with a little bit of cash in their back pockets set about making functional and affordable 4oz PU coated Nylon cagoules for the sailing market – Sprayway was born.
On paper John & Simon were polar opposites, but when they worked together it clicked. Simon was a numbers and operations man, while John had a head for product and marketing; one liked their tea milky, the other strong. Yet it was their complementary individual passions that formed the basis of their relationship and set the tone that is still the heart of the brand today.
John’s ‘Function First’ design ethos that formed our first jacket is still reflected in every product we make. Great fit, functional features and the best fabrics at competitive price, all come as standard on our products - always have and always will.
Simon’s forward thinking set us apart from the competition. He adopted next day delivery on all our orders; although expected as standard today, it was unheard of in the 90’s. His can-do above-and-beyond customer service approach still runs through our team.
These simple things formed our brand DNA and make us who we are today.