Our story begins with one man and his vision; to bring vibrant, colourful, hand-crafted artisan clothes from faraway places to the markets of London. It is a journey that started on a hippy commune in Ibiza, 1970, and finished with an overland trip east, through Afghanistan and India. Our founder, Peter Simon, returned from his life-changing adventures to pursue a new passion for beautiful, bohemian-inspired pieces with hand-printed, hand-woven and crochet design details, which he started to trade from a stall on Portobello Road, London. Three years later, he opened the first Monsoon store in Beauchamp Place. The first Monsoon collections featured clothes made with hand-loomed cotton and silk fabrics, organic vegetable dyes and artisan block-printing techniques. Eleven years after that he opened the first Accessorize store in Covent Garden and there are now more than 1,000 Monsoon Accessorize stores all over the world. Nowadays Peter has the support of talented people all over the world who are delivering the Monsoon Accessorize future, today. It is Peter’s passion and vision that has attracted a legion of talented people all over the world who, together, help him to deliver the Monsoon promise each and every day.