Mackintosh raincoats are handmade in their Cumbernauld factory, close to founder Charles Macintosh’s place of birth. The self-taught chemist invented his rubberised bonded cotton in 1824, and since then the raincoats have been consistently cut and glued using the fabric and carefully hand drawn templates. These functional pieces afford complete protection during wind and rain, acting as an emblem of Scotland’s industrial heritage. The technology required for the development of these coats was discovered during the height of Britain’s industrial revolution, a time where the science of textiles, material fibre and mechanics were transformed. Mackintosh’s pursuit for physical and material longevity is mirrored in the raincoat’s form - a timeless silhouette. The creation of each coat is individually followed by one craftsman, who will work on the coat from beginning to end. With a significant emphasis on quality, alongside the authentic rubberised cotton Mackintosh utilises Loro Piana fabrics. The initial tailored coats, worn by members of the early 19th century aristocracy, thrived also as an asset for the working man. The simplicity of this historically resonant coat was invented to transcend both class related and cultural borders, to survive seasons, decades, and centuries.