Clothing manufactured by an Ilkeston firm is helping to keep Arctic explorers warm thousands of miles away.
When the expedition team are miles away from home and it is too cold for them to go outside there is a tradition that they entertain themselves by designing clothes, and Ilkeston firm Motifs are the ones responsible for making those designs come to life.
Motifs, located on the Ropewalk Industrial Estate, have been working with the expedition to produce a number of items that the team have designed and get them sent over to them in the Arctic.
Owner of Motifs, Dick Warren said: “Each year tradition has it that when the weather keeps the expedition indoors they each design a T-shirt which are then put on display and each person chooses their favourite designs, which are then sent on to us. The designs are displayed and each member orders any that they like as souvenirs of their time on the ice.
“It’s always interesting to see what designs come in and which ones prove most popular. Once we receive the designs we will print or embroider them on to a variety T-shirts, hoodies, jackets and sweatshirts as a souvenir of their time on the ice.”