The Ranch


Rancho del Rio T-Shirt


There’s really quite a bit of history to the Ranch up in Ireshopburn. Up until this week, for me, it’s symbolised being at school in ’84-85, staying at my pal Cranny’s in St. Johns Chapel and blagging our way in for a good old underage pissup. Happy days.

The rest of the story however is a little longwinded, but to summarise, in 2021 I did a small job for a lovely fella by the name of Mark. Turns out, he’s the son of the legendary Weardale Cowboy, Ken Rowney who, along with his good lady Iris, were responsible for Rancho Del Rio.

Sadly Ken is no longer with us. Hopefully, this design will serve as an apology (underage naughtiness – was the 80’s man) and a tribute to a man I never met, but who’s work I inadvertently admired.

Mark Rowney is also an incredibly talented artist. Check out some of his work HERE

A premium, top quality (100% Combed Cotton, 165g, PeTA Approved Vegan) Continental shirt available in a variety of sizes. Print is Direct To Garment, water-based, and absolutely free of heavy metals, formaldehyde, and Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APE), making them non-hazardous, non-toxic, and biodegradable. A canny little woven label finishes this shirt proving it’s absolutely Genuine North East Craic. If that isn’t quite environmentally friendly enough for you, we’ve even sourced Recyclable, Biodegradable AND Compostable bags to ship them in.


Continental Clothing Company

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