This firm develops hi-tech fabrics such as waterproof and breathable Isotex. It is also behind the Craghoppers and Dare2b brands. Founded by the Black family in 1981, the Manchester group exports to 56 countries and has offices in Europe, America, China and Bangladesh. Under chairman and chief executive Keith Black, 60, profits hit £24.4m in 2019. It says its online outdoor gear store is “running as normal” and it is offering a 20% discount to NHS workers.
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