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 hehankered to ride. Eventually, out of sheer frustration he started shapinghis 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 toputting 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 fromrecycled 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 isvital 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.


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