Otso means The Spirit of the Bear
It is also the name of a Slaithwaite based streetwear brand. When owner Simon Kenworthy came to see me with his t-shirts and sweatshirts he explained,
"Bears are Seen in Scandinavian folklore as a friend, brother and forest cousin and I wanted to create stylish ethically made garments that are in touch with the people of our planet, nature and the great outdoors.'
A graphic designer by day his garments are created in collaboration with local artist and illustrator friends.
They are also printed on Continental Sweat-shop free t-shirts and quality organic cotton sweatshirts before being hand finished in West Yorkshire.
So this is a brand that, though small, ticks a lot of boxes for me and I am pleased to add the collection to the dynamite selection.
I hope you like it too.
FOR THE CREATIVE, SPIRITED & ECO CONSCIOUS