Our Company, TOG24 was founded by Donald Ward in West Yorkshire in 1958. “Big D” had been apprenticed as a millwright, repairing the looms of the then flourishing textile industry around Dewsbury, and by the late 50’s he’d learnt enough to set up on his own.
Our Factory, based in the Spen Valley town of Heckmondwike, initially produced footwear, branched into sports bags and football kits in the 70's before finally landing on waterproofs and fleeces. As the brand grew in popularity skiwear and casual clothing were added. Whatever the product was, it had to fit into our motto...
Our Name, TOG24 stands for “Truth Over Glory Everyday”. We’re not about the “Glory” side of the outdoors; Planting flags on mountains or skiing down sheer ice walls, we’re about the “True” outdoors that everybody can be involved with; walking with friends to the pub or skiing with the family to a bar.
Our Roots, TOG24 are a product of our location in the Spen Valley, Yorkshire;we try to do things right, we don’t believe in the marketing hype that’s out there and everything we make represents quality and value for your hard earned pound.
Our Stores, TOG24 began with the factory shop in Heckmondwike. Originally carpeted in off cuts of fleece and selling seconds and ends of lines out of cardboard boxes, the store did so well that we stopped trying to sell TOG24 to other people’s shops and set up our own chain of stores. TOG24 now sells from over 60 outlets across Britain and Ireland, (and for the biggest bargains you can still visit us at our original factory shop in Heckmondwike).
Our Future, TOG24 are still based in Spen Vale Mills in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire. We’re still very much a family firm; Don’s sons and grandsons run the firm now, and we still follow our motto. TOG24 has continued to expand and in the future we hope our reputation for supplying high quality, value for money goods will continue to grow worldwide.