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TOFFS – nostalgia guaranteed

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The Old Fashioned Football Shirt Company (TOFFS) is at the forefront of fuelling misty-eyed football nostalgia, making exact replica vintage football shirts. From the humble beginnings of producing the first piece on the founders’ dining table with the help of a local dressmaker, Alan and Michele Finch have managed to build up a business that is now employing more than 20 people.

Over the last 25 years, the firm has created more than 240 different domestic and international league team shorts, replicating designs from as far back as the 1870s. Hence, TOFFS’ website is more than just a marketplace for sportswear: it has become a point of reference for people who are passionate about football.

More recently, TOFFS has been designing and making personalised t-shirts, polos and hoodies and to celebrate its 25th anniversary, it has launched its own clothing range. Funds from Commerzbank allowed the lease finance company Kennet Equipment Leasing to help the business acquire two new machines with a view to expanding their product offerings. Commerzbank’s portfolio was guaranteed by EIF as part of its growing securitisation and warehousing activity.

Company: The Old Fashioned Football Shirt Company (UK)

Type of business: Production and retail of retro football shirts

EIF financing: EREM

Financial intermediary: Commerzbank / Kennet Equipment Leasing

For further information about EIF intermediaries in UK, please refer to:
http://www.eif.org/what_we_do/where/gb

 

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