Uniquely blending form and function, Protected Species makes style-led high performance waterproof outerwear for women. By fusing iconic timeless British design, truly at home in the city, with serious weather-proofing for extreme terrain, a collection was born which takes multifunctional clothing to a new level.
Anne and Rebecca met through friends on a rainy day in London and started talking about an idea which wouldn’t go away. Producing high performance outerwear for many brands throughout the years, they felt there was something missing in the market that they themselves wanted in their wardrobes, so they set about doing it themselves.
The focus of my career has been the commercial side of science, technology and innovation and I have been lucky enough to work alongside some of the brightest minds around. The outdoors is my passion (I am Scottish based) and it was the desire to have the technical clothing I use in running, walking and snowboarding but with a very different aesthetic to what I could find on the high street, that drove me to want to create something new.
Having studied at the London college of Fashion many moons ago, I have now clocked up too many years to count in the branded technical and sportswear market launching new products to the high street. Luckily I love it, it’s what I am passionate about and living, working and playing in Manchester means I get to test our waterproofs thoroughly too!