Melbourne fashion label Saint, maker of the ‘world’s strongest jeans’, riding a sales boom

Saint’s flagship authentic merchandise aimed at motorbike riders is nonetheless offering strongly. It has been a winner in the US and in general gross sales are now bigger in that current market compared with Australia.

Mr Clarke reported some individuals baulked at the price tag of $499 for the particular bike denims to begin with, but term of mouth experienced distribute, and they realised they ended up primarily “unbreakable”. The workwear jeans were a much more modest $129 and were five periods more durable than usual jeans.

Former underwear king Clyde Davenport was just one of the original founders of 2XU. Louie Douvis

All in the identify

Saint’s official title has replaced the “i” with the numeral just one – SA1NT – which Mr Clarke spelled out experienced been completed to empower the team to register a world wide trademark for the manufacturer.

He said Saint had invested $2 million to come up with the correct formulation for the denim in its jeans. It takes advantage of an extremely-substantial molecular pounds polyethylene, identified as Dyneema, in the weave of the jeans. This artificial fibre is more robust than metal and is also employed in ballistic vests, crane rope and anti-theft backpacks.

He mentioned Saint’s marketing and advertising is centred all over resilience and toughness at a time when there is so considerably uncertainty in the globe amid geopolitical strife, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the lingering consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“People want a beneficial information,” he explained. Saint utilizes the tagline “unbreakable” and this also referred to the human spirit.

Business was analyzed

Mr Clarke mentioned a no-contend clause on activewear from his time aiding to develop 2XU had already operate out, and Saint was hunting intently at entering the way of living and activewear market place.

He explained the pandemic experienced been a check for the organization, which was generating about $5 million in once-a-year profits right before COVID-19 arrived. Margins were being considerably larger now with the e-commerce product.

Mr Clarke mentioned the group was slowly but surely transferring again into some select retailers these as Deus Ex Machina bricks and mortar retail merchants.

He claimed with growing fascination premiums, inflation in food rates and household power payments leaping, the economic system may well be in for a extra tricky time. But he claimed that was the best time to move on the accelerator in enterprise-building.

“The tougher periods are the ideal moments to create,” he explained.

Mr Clarke works carefully with Mr Davenport, who created his fortune with a boxer shorts business which he established up in 1987 and then sold for $15 million in 2003.