Edmund Hillary was a mountaineer from New Zealand who, with his climbing partner Tenzing Norgay, became the first to climb the world's highest mountain. Their ascent of Everest on 29 May, 1953 was one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century.
Edmund Hillary is a new premium lifestyle clothing label - inspired by Edmund Hillary and his climb on the 1953 Mt Everest Expedition.
Just like the 1953 expedition, the Edmund Hillary Collection is a collaboration between New Zealand, Great Britain and Nepal.
An important motivation for the brand is to keep Edmund Hillary's legacy alive, inspiring people around the world to do things they thought they couldn't do, and continuing his philanthropic work.
Ethical sourcing and production is of utmost importance to the Edmund Hillary Collection.
Only the highest grade ethically-sourced goose down and feather is used, sourced from Minardi Piumi in Italy. We can guarantee that the down is a by-product of the poultry industry, harvested from the nests of geese and not from live plucked or force-fed birds.
Minardi Industries is an integral part of the animal protection project promoted by EDFA (European Association of Filling Padded Producers), ensuring the geese are well-treated. All EDFA members are committed to a documented traceability system.
All products are made from the highest quality natural materials, many of which replicate the fabric used in the 1953 expedition. All garments are produced in the UK, Europe, New Zealand, Ecuador and India using ethical and sustainable production. Edmund HILLARY Brands is working to establish manufacturing in Nepal.
Real horn used in the manufacture of buttons is ethically sourced as a by-product of farming.