BEHIND OUR EDMUND HILLARY DESIGNS
OUR DESIGN INSPIRATION
STYLE AND FUNCTION FOR EVERYDAY UNIQUENESS
Edmund Hillary Collection embraces the pioneering spirit and the positive human values of Sir Edmund Hillary whilst creating longevity and authenticity into every product made. We take our design cues from man, his life and his 1953 Everest Expedition, combining style with function to create a unique look for today.
One of the most iconic jackets in our collection is a replica of the one worn by Ed Hillary during the ascent of Everest in 1953. In Summit we have replicated the original fabric and colour but with updated and authentic accessories in brass. It is produced from Ventile, a famous weather-proof densely woven cotton in the iconic Royal blue.
The down-fill jacket was critical for keeping warm at high altitude.
Eddie Bauer first invented the down-fill parka in 1936. It has come a long way since then - our Khumbu parka is a replica of the one worn by Ed Hillary in 1953. Khumbu is produced from a British, densely woven down-proof cotton and has a 450 fill power, enough to keep out the cold in winter temperatures.
All our down is ethically sourced by Minardi Piumi, one of the world's most respected suppliers. www.minardipiume.it
Our down-fill parka Ice Fall emulates the one worn by Tenzing Norgay in the famous picture taken close to the summit on 29th May 1953. It has the same 450 fill power as Khumbu, but the outer fabric is an extremely lightweight rip-stop material. Also being shorter, it allows the wearer to move freely, and is therefore well-suited to climbing and skiing.
The ubiquitous British cable sweater was also popular on the expedition, worn here by expedition member Charles Evans. Our version is made in England from an eco-friendly, non dyed yarn, supplied by Knoll. www.knollyarns.com. Surprisingly we named it Cable Knit.
Longevity is important to us. We will repair your Edmund Hillary garments for you within the natural life of the product
2% PROCEEDS TO CHARITY
Proceeds from every sale go to causes close to Ed's heart. Supporting Himalayan Communities and outdoor education
NEW ZEALAND MERINO
Lovingly made in Aotearoa, New Zealand, our base-layers are made with 100% traceable merino from one flock of sheep in Marlborough, New Zealand
We ship anywhere in the world via DHL Express. Normally takes 5-7 days. Next day for NZ orders.