The Holmes Brothers , laurie and Gary , grew up in the city of Durban on
the East Coast of South Africa , taking full advantage of the warm tropical
climate , surfing when the waves were good and just hanging on the
beach when they weren't . The Holmes story started when Laurie was
just 14 and couldn't find anybody to shape the very specific boards he
hankered to ride . Eventually , out of sheer frustration he started shaping
his own boards in the garage of their house . A Holmes logo was promptly
developed for the boards , and from there it was only a short step to
putting this newly established IP onto t-shirts and board shorts .
Established in 1994 , the company takes great pride in it social responsibility 
to the community and the planet . All the wood for the shops interiors
is reclaimed and the store shopping bags are made locally from
recycled paper and fabric offcuts . The product range is almost entirely 
made in South Africa , only the really technical products which we cannot
manufacture locally , do we make offshore.
Although local design input is an important heritage of the brand , it is
vital to keep abreast of international trends and designs elements.
As a result Holmes Brothers is a perfect marriage of these two worlds , 
local design and international quality and execution .