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David Lindo and The Big Garden Birdwatch 2024

This month, we are delighted to feature a guest blog from longstanding Páramo Ambassador, David Lindo. Also known as the Urban Birder, David is a respected broadcaster, writer, naturalist, photographer and public speaker who is passionate about birds. With the world’s largest garden wildlife survey taking place in the UK this weekend – the Big Garden Birdwatch 2024 – who better to wax lyrical about our feathered friends and encourage nature lovers like us to take part, helping to build a picture of how British garden birds are faring. Over to David…

© Páramo Clothing – David Lindo,The Urban Birder in our Pájaro Jacket.
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Stories from Creaciones Miquelina

Our long-term ethical manufacturing partnership with Creaciones Miquelina in Bogotá, Colombia, has provided training and employment for vulnerable women at risk of prostitution and drugs since 1992. We are extremely proud that all garments manufactured at Miquelina (85% of our annual production, including all our Nikwax Analogy waterproof garments) carry the World Fair Trade Organization Fair Trade label.

Here, we share the stories of Magda and Viviana, two women whose lives have changed thanks to Creaciones Miquelina, its partnership with Páramo, and our new Employee-Owned Trust.

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Our partnership with the UK’s premier wildlife hotel, The Grant Arms

We are excited to launch our partnership with the UK’s only wildlife hotel, The Grant Arms in the Scottish Highlands. Nestled in Grantown on Spey in the heart of the beautiful Cairngorm National Park, The Grant Arms Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore this region’s stunning landscapes and discover its abundant flora and fauna. The finest river in Scotland, the River Spey, is only minutes away and there is no better place to spot rare and endangered species such as wildcat, red squirrel, osprey, pine marten, golden eagle and rutting deer.

The Grant Arms Hotel
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Outdoor Stories: Alex and Jodie from Páramo HQ

Between them, HQ staff members Alex Beaumont and Jodie Clarke have an impressive 37 years of Páramo experience under their belts, so we thought it was about time we gave them a little overdue airtime in one of our newsletters. Alex is our patient Operations Director who knows everything there is to know about the business, whilst Jodie, as Head of Sales, has a real flair for what makes our retailers and customers tick. As befits a Páramo employee, they spend much of their spare time enjoying the great outdoors and we asked them to give us an insight into the kit they are never without.

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Introducing Richard Pyne, Páramo Clothing’s CEO

Meet Richard, our Chief Executive Officer who took over the reins from our founder Nick Brown when he retired and transferred the business to an Employee Owned Trust. Read about Richard’s journey rising up the Páramo ranks from working the shop floor in the Wadhurst Brand Store, to being appointed CEO.

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Emma Winterbottom’s trip to Creaciones Miquelina

Our Product Developer Emma Winterbottom joined Páramo in 2009 and leads a team that creates intelligent and functional garments for outdoor people. Last month, she visited our Colombian partners at Creaciones Miquelina in Bogotá to gain an even better understanding of how they work, and here she tells us a bit about her trip…

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Introducing the Elliot Brown Kimmeridge Limited Edition Watch for Women

We are excited to announce the arrival of Elliot Brown Women’s Kimmeridge Limited Edition Watches in our Brand Stores! Retailing at £350 – £385, £35 from the sale of each watch is donated to Mountain Rescue England & Wales (MREW).

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Páramo and wild camping

When you are wild camping, your outdoor gear needs to work that extra bit harder for you. For a start, you are carrying on your back everything you need and what clothing you have with you has to keep you warm and dry for the duration of the multi-day trip without weighing you down. Choosing such kit and getting the balance right can be crucial to having an enjoyable adventure – too light and with limited protection from what the fickle British weather can throw at you can mean you are left cold and soggy all night; too heavy and you’ll be struggling under the weight of your load. Ideally you need functional kit that doubles up to give you clothing that performs well across a range of climatic conditions whilst also giving you comfort over an extended period of time. This is because you are often wearing a jacket for example all day, all night and sometimes the day after as well.

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Páramo’s very own Ben Phillips takes on an epic cycle ride through France.

Keen cyclist Ben Phillips has been working with Páramo for over 3 years and this summer, along with a group of friends, he set himself the challenge of a 1,635km cycle ride with over 13,412m of elevation. Read on to find out how Ben prepared for the trip a lifetime, and how he fared…

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Stay comfortable on safari in top-to-toe Páramo

From travel jackets and shirts to trousers and accessories, Páramo is your go-to outdoor brand for comfortable safari holiday kit. Take advantage of our 15% travel garment discount this summer and you’ll be set for warmer weather – read on for details…

Since the advent of Páramo into my life, the pleasures and comfort of the outdoor world have increased triplefold” Long Distance Walkers Association member
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Introducing Dario Pontonutti, our loyal Supply Chain Administrator

Meet Dario, our delightful and multi-talented Italian Supply Chain Administrator. At 83, Dario is the oldest partner here at Páramo and has been with the company for an impressive 16 years! He is also extremely well-travelled, can speak several languages and met our founder, Nick Brown, at a dinner party. We asked Dario to share some of his story with us…

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