Summit Junkie began life back in 2010 with just a single product, a Scafell Pike cotton tee shirt. It was created after the founder of Summit Junkie and his 8 year old daughter climbed to the summit of Scafell Pike one warm clear summers day. Sitting alongside the summit cairn and taking in the magnificent views of the Lake District below, father and daughter decided to mark the occasion with some sort of celebratory gift and decided on a T-shirts as the best option.
Upon returning home and scouring the internet for some hours they were disappointed to find that the only tee shirts available were of very poor quality. They lacked any innovation in terms of design with most being simply heat pressed with slogans like ‘I CLIMBED SCAFELL PIKE’ etc. To put it bluntly they were all were cheap and tacky.
Determined to provide other outdoor enthusiast with a collection of quality lifestyle clothing to appropriately mark their formidable outdoor achievements Summit Junkie was founded.
Taking inspiration from their growing customer base Summit Junkie has evolved over the years into one of the UK’s leading designers and creators of bespoke high end organic leisure wear, exclusively dedicated to celebrating some of the highest, most beautiful and challenging mountains around the world. More recently Summit Junkie has expanded its collection to appeal to a worldwide audience of adventurers and explorers who seek out the many new and exciting challenges that our amazing planet provides.
At Summit Junkie we have a team of designers who work tirelessly to create new and imaginative designs which reflect our customers ever evolving sphere of outdoor achievements.
We also take great care in the manufacture of each of our shirts, which incidentally is made specially for each customer and no one item is exactly the same. We use only the highest grade 100% organic ring spun cotton for maximum comfort and durability. All our cotton is ethically sourced and supplied by a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. To print our designs on your shirt, we use the most advanced Direct to Garment Printers available and only use the highest quality and environment friendly inks specially designed for fabric printing. In contrast to cheaply produced heat pressed designs our DTG printed designs give the wearer a softer and less ridged feel against their body.
Here at Summit Junkie we believe that our job doesn’t end once we’ve designed and printed your shirt. Far from it, we appreciate your time in finding and having confidence in purchasing our brand, so we want you to enjoy the complete experience from ordering to receiving and wearing our shirts. To this end we’ve developed packaging that fits in with our environmentally friendly ethos which can be recycled and at the same time ensures your shirt arrives safely and in good condition.
We’ve even designed a bamboo swing tag which can be recycled by you into a handy key fob or used to tag anything else for that matter. One further unique aspect of our bamboo swing tags is that if you’ve purchased one of our shirts as a gift for someone then we can engrave a short message to the recipient on the reverse of the swing tag for you ……. how special is that?