Monsoon started life in a small, independent store in London's Beauchamp Place back in 1973 after Peter Simon, the founder of the company, completed an epic road trip around Asia. Monsoon's early collections were born from clothes made in Indian villages using vegetable dyes, hand-loomed cotton and block printing.
Whilst Monsoon may have grown into a global company, with over 1000 stores, they remain committed to our hand-crafted bohemian roots. This is celebrated in the beautiful hand embroidery and embellishment that give many of their products that unique Monsoon look and feel.
Today, our hand-crafted tradition is show-cased in Monsoon's beautiful heritage collections and they continue to support artisan communities in India through the Monsoon Trust Boutique.
All profits from these collections are donated to the Monsoon Accessorize Trust to help improve the lives of over 10,000 women and children in Asia every year.