Harvest to Haymaking - Farming Clothing at New Forest Clothing

Harvest to Haymaking - Farming Clothing at New Forest Clothing

In the New Forest, we know a thing or two about farming life.

The New Forest, a national park boasts a rich history intertwined with agriculture, farming is a vital part of the New Forest's landscape and economy. While large-scale arable farming is limited, there's a thriving community of farmers raising livestock and managing pastures in and around the Forest, and the continued practice of commoning ensures a diverse ecosystem with open heathlands, woodlands, and meadows. Animals grazing on these lands help control vegetation growth and maintain the unique habitat.

The changing seasons bring different tasks and challenges, and having the right gear is essential. At NFC, we're proud to offer a range of clothing that will see you through harvest to haymaking, and everything in between.


Waterproofs - British weather is unpredictable, so a good quality waterproof jacket is essential. Look for breathable fabrics with taped seams to keep you dry without overheating.  Shop Waterproof Jackets

Midlayers - Temperatures can fluctuate wildly throughout the day, mid layers offer the opportunity to add or remove a layer quickly to help keep you comfortable all day long. Choose the thickness and warmth based on the season. Gilets offer excellent warmth without restricting arm movement, making them ideal for active tasks. Look for gilets with features like secure pockets for storing essentials and a high collar for added protection from the sun and wind.  Shop Gilets & Waistcoats

Shirts - Tattersall shirts are the classic choice for farmwear. Made from breathable cotton, they come in a distinctive checkered pattern. They're perfect for layering over a base layer on cooler mornings or worn on their own during milder weather. Tatttersall shirts are known for their durability and comfortable fit, making them a favourite among farmers for generations. Rugby shirts are known for their durability and comfortable fit, making them another firm favourite among farmers for their practicality and traditional look.  Shop Farming Shirts

Durable Legwear - When it comes to legwear for farming, functionality is key. Heavy-duty work trousers made from tough ripstop fabrics offer excellent protection from thorns, scrapes, and abrasions. Look for features like reinforced knees and multiple pockets for tools and supplies. Lighter weight Cargo trousers provide ample storage space for essentials. Opt for ones made from water-resistant or quick-drying materials for added versatility.  Shop Farming Legwear

Footwear - When working in wet fields, a sturdy pair of work boots or wellies is a must. Choose ones with good ankle support and a deep tread for maximum grip in muddy conditions.  Shop Farming Footwear

New Forest Clothing - Your One-Stop Shop for Farm Gear

At New Forest Clothing, we understand the needs of farmers. We offer a wide range of high-quality clothing from trusted brands, all designed to provide comfort, protection, and durability. We also stock a variety of accessories, such as braces, belts, and hats, to keep you comfortable and looking your best all season long.

So, whether you're bringing in the harvest or making hay, visit New Forest Clothing today and find everything you need to tackle the job with confidence. With our expert staff and wide selection, you're sure to find the perfect farming clothing to see you through the year.