Portwest Workwear

The history of Portwest Clothing

With a long and rich history in the work clothing sector Portwest have become a familiar and popular name amongst workers and outdoors folk alike. Established in 1904 this family owned Irish company lends its name from West Port on the west coast of Ireland; where the company still retains a store to this very day.

This work wear brand has only in recent years offered itself to the retail market preferring instead to be a wholesaler for much of its near 110 year history; the Portwest clothing brand offers a wide and diverse range of protective wear, safety footwear outdoor leisure wear and has become a practical stalwart for those with a love of the great outdoors.

With a distribution network throughout Europe and supported by its factories in Ireland, the UK China Portwest is an actively growing company which seeks to expand its expertise into emerging traditional work clothing markets. In recent years Portwest clothing have ventured into surfing and water sports, currently offering a line of specialist surf apparel. The company also operates a seasonal surf shop in County Clare and hopes to expand such stores across Ireland within the next few years.

Work garments from Portwest clothing are becoming more and more commonplace across a number of trades including the catering and hospitality sector, in recent years the company has sought to expand both its appeal and its variety, so we never know what’s going to come next from this major European brand, but long may it continue to prosper.

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