When you think of Oxford do you think of skaters? No? Wrong. When you think of entrepreneurs do you think of teenagers with no experience? Wrong again. Meet Mane, a young skate brand from a little town near Oxford started by young lads Joe and Mikey.
The best friend duo from Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, decided to give making their own t shirts a go. Influenced by another small Oxford brand who were doing well; Experienced Minors, they thought it’d be a cool idea to put their interests together to start a brand.
Both avid skaters, they were always interested in making good quality wearable clothes. Their work ethic inspired by skater owned, Oxford based SS20 store who recently celebrated their 25th anniversary and work with the Oxford Wheels Project to grow the local skate scene there. Also largely inspired by independent brands like Sheffield based XCVB and Swedish Polar Skate Co, both thriving right now.