Launched in 2014, Protected Species began its journey engineering performance-led rainwear incorporating a minimalist aesthetic. With timeless womenswear in mind, founders Anne Muir and Rebecca Mcelligot set about creating versatile raincoats you can wear whether it’s raining or not; all with stylish ease.
The story started as Anne became increasingly frustrated by the lack of beautiful rainwear available. Pushing her baby’s pram through the streets of Glasgow one rainy afternoon, she sought an impactful outerwear piece which would suit the day-to-day activities of a busy woman.
Focusing on versatile flexibility and high spec technical performance features, they wanted to design a waterproof raincoat that could be worn anywhere. Spending two years developing and testing a product which would perfectly infuse iconic British design with contemporary rainwear technology, Protected Species was born.