Meet Torsa, the newest label in the athletic-wear industry. Built on Japanese design principles and inspired by Scandinavia, the brand is rooted in transparency, performance-driven designs and aesthetic simplicity. Founded by Sebastian Beasant, Torsa is an extension of his own sensibilities; a childhood spent in Swedish summer with no TV and foraging for food, all paved the way for the simplistic design the collection thrives itself on – that and the Japanese design philosophy of Shibui, meaning unobtrusive beauty.
“The concept refers to a product which appears simple on the surface, but balances simplicity with complexity with the use of textures, construction techniques and intricate detailing,” explains Sebastian.
With wellbeing at its core, the founder has successfully merged his own heritage and fashion industry experience to create a new-wave brand, stemming from his own healthier body, healthier mind lifestyle motto.
Re-imagining the athletic wear wardrobe entirely, Sebastian has created 5 pieces, all pushing technical performance abilities alongside ethical sourcing. The garments available include two t-shirts, a sweatshirt, featherweight shorts and 4-way water repellent training bottoms. Some of the fabrics used include a Spanish micro-mesh dyed using sublimation, maintaining its technical properties. Another is Merino wool, already highly regarded for its breathability. Torsa has partnered with Global Merino on their technique Rapt TM – a process where nylon yarn is encased inside merino fibres creating a soft, natural feel that’s also durable.
And, that is not where the excitement stops. Even its packaging has been ethically sourced, crafted from stone dust and standing the first of its kind, the packaging doesn’t involve the use of water and only needs 15% of the energy used in its standard paper counterpart. Fully recyclable, waterproof and hardwearing, every aspect of Torsa has been given careful thought and consideration. As a DTC brand, Beasant has said, “Trust is vital, I’m very keen to give an insight into the process of building the product, from initial concept and design all the way through to manufacture. Offering that behind-the-scenes look into the brand helps people understand the value behind the product.”
To see more, visit torsa.co.uk.