Quba & Co. was launched in 1996 by founders Jim Hartley and William Bees. Inspired by a shared love of
sailing and the outdoor life, Jim and Will came up with the concept of using reclaimed canvas sailcloth to
make one-off, customisable jackets. Quba & Co. was first established in Salcombe, Devon, with a
workforce of just one (hugely dedicated) expert seamstress!
Popular with locals, the jackets were soon also being requested by visiting yachtsmen and holidaymakers,
and as word spread it became clear that the business would need to expand rapidly to meet demand.