Quba & Co was founded in 1996 by two friends with a shared passion for sailing and the lifestyle of the coast.
Born in the stunning seaside town of Salcombe, Devon, the brand was sparked by an idea to create unique jackets, prestigiously named the “X10” jackets, from reclaimed canvas sailcloth. As word of these jackets spread and Quba's popularity quickly grew from orders by sea-faring locals, to visiting yachtsmen and holidaymakers, and eventually to customers around the globe..., Quba & Co has expanded to produce a wide range of nautically-inspired, men’s and women’s clothing and accessories for everyday life, stocked not in over 20 store locations across some of the UK’s most popular coastal towns.
History of Sailcloth: Quba & Co’s collection provides a range of products made to replicate the authentic, and instantly-recognisable, look & feel of genuine boat sails with bold zigzag stitching, large appliqué numbering, and signature embroidered patches… Our range of sailcloth jackets is home to the iconic, all-weather, fully waterproof technical sailing jacket, the “X10”. In addition, we proudly produce unique sailcloth-style homeware, bags, and accessories to compliment the adored nautical style of our ever-popular jackets.
Since establishing our physical presence in over 20 UK coastal destinations, Quba has expanded into a fully-fledged outfitter. Our “Lifestyle” range, encompasses seasonal ranges of functional, versatile, and classic t-shirts, polos, knitwear, shirts, dresses, sweatshirts, outerwear and more. Despite the brand’s growth, our humble beginnings in Devon continue to inspire each collection, with the charismatic coastline at the heart of our distinctly British designs.
Evolving from the foundations of our sailcloth heritage, the X-Series range fuses every day functional clothing with prominent sailcloth features, such as; bold zigzag stitching and large appliqué numbering, to establish a unique and distinctive modern, sporty nautical collection.