100. Castore

Company: Castore Sportswear

Founder: Thomas and Philip Beahon

Website: castore.com

Business: A premium sportswear brand designed for men.

 

About Castore

Castore offers premium sportswear to “discerning athletes”, claimed to be designed “with a passion for innovation with specialist  features to help to optimise athletic performance in all conditions. The company uses an impressive combination of technical fabrics and advanced engineering to create high quality sportswear for serious athletes.

Since its creation, the startup have raised £3.2 million in a seed funding round. Castore claim that their mission is to build the lightest, most durable, highest performing sportswear in the market, tried and tested thoroughly by elite athletes before being approved for production.

 

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Founded in 2016, Castore was created out of the Beahon brothers’ frustration and dissatisfaction with the quality of men’s sportswear, much of the sector dominated by a handful of mass-market brands. The founders strove to be different from this, offering a high-quality alternative for athletes demanding the very best from their performance.

Recently, Castore hit a major milestone, being the new kit and retail partner for the Glasgow FC Rangers. The partnership announced the opening of the new Ibrox Retail Store for August 2020, operated by Castore and accompanied by numerous other retail sites throughout the Scottish city and beyond.