Strong Island was established in 2008 in Southsea, Portsmouth, an island city on the south coast with ancient and strong links to both the British Navy and the sea. Strong Island acts primarily as an online resource on music, the arts and all things cultural within the city and in 2010 proudly produced it’s first t-shirt design as part of it’s 2nd birthday celebrations. The tee sold out quickly and so began a twice yearly process of producing the logo tee, each season in new colours.
At the start of 2012 Strong Island released it’s black/white colour combination tee with drawstring bag, stickers, etc which was produced in two runs, both selling out in just a matter of days. From this point we felt we could expand not only the range of tee designs but also offer unique accessories, which is how Strong Island Clothing Co. was born in the summer of 2012.
In November 2014 we opened Strong Island Co, a store and exhibition space in the heart of Southsea.