Distinctly British Clothing and Footwear
Welligogs began its story in 2000 when founders Kim and Ray made the decision to move from Australia to England. Kim, being British, always wanted to eventually move back home and give her four children a British upbringing. Ray, a born and bred Aussie, was reluctant to leave the sunshine but agreed that pastures new, albeit being on the other side of the world, were worth investigating.
The question was, what were they going to do to provide for their family? A passing comment from Ray complaining about the British weather ignited a spark for Kim. Rain! Lots of downpours in Britain calls for wellington boots. Uninspired by classic green ones, Kim set about finding an alternative to the green welly and came upon hand painted designs with bright colours.
Once the boots were sourced and the designs were done, the brand was born. Kim, with nostalgic memories flooding her thoughts, named the brand Welligogs, which is what she called her wellington boots as a child.
Kim and Ray ventured to various exhibition events to showcase Welligogs, with one of the first shows being the Chelsea Flower Show back in the early 2000’s. If the gardens were a splash of colour, the Welligogs stand was a waterfall. From flowers to love hearts, paw prints to rockets, tractors to angels, Welligogs was a hit and Kim and Ray were proud to pave the way for the first colourful wellington boots.