Founded by Ben Mears in 2020 and with 20+ years of creative apparel experience. He has worked for companies such as YSL, Tommy Hilfiger, and North Sails in Italy. He has an extensive tailoring background and his comprehensive performance sportswear knowledge and passion for sustainability form the pillars of Expio.
Alongside Expio, Ben works on regenerative, traceable and accountability projects for several international businesses. Ben has completed business sustainability management training with the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainable Leadership.
By fusing style, sustainability, and innovation, Expio creates performance clothing that empowers individuals to make conscious choices without compromising on quality. Through pioneering materials and manufacturing processes, Expio aims to set new industry standards and lead the menswear revolution towards a more sustainable and responsible future.
Expio is setting new industry benchmarks with its pioneering use of materials that not only enhance performance, but also prioritize sustainability. By harnessing the power of bio-nylon derived from castor beans and Optim Performance wool developed in collaboration with The Woolmark, the brand crafts outerwear that strikes the balance between comfort, durability, and environmental consciousness.
One of the key differentiators of Expio is its revolutionary manufacturing process , or the Stitch-less Stealth welding technique, as they like to call it. This innovative approach not only enhances the durability and waterproof capabilities of the clothing but also eliminates the need for traditional stitching, reducing material waste and resource consumption. Expio is the first and only brand to use this new technology, ushering in a new era of manufacturing.
“Our aim is to design uncompromising garments that encompass style, performance, and sustainability. These garments are crafted with a conscious understanding of the importance of sustainability while also being able to withstand the elements at the highest level. Not only are they physically durable but also emotionally resilient.” said founder, Ben Mears.
Expio’s mission extends far beyond the confines of fashion. The brand aims to rebalance the clothing industry’s impact on the world by creating performance clothing that is both exceptional and conscientious. Through mindful decision-making and a deep understanding of social and environmental issues, Expio hopes to make a lasting positive impact on the planet.