Gloster first started making furniture over fifty years ago in West Africa. Firstly just for local market consumption but then, when they realized they were actually quite good at it, for export to Europe.
From the start Gloster has always been environmentally and ethically aware - even the used the discarded branches and tree stumps, which would otherwise be burnt, are used to make the smaller components.
In 1981, Gloster started the "Gloster" brand. From quite humble roots, Gloster started exporting furniture all around the world. After transferring the African factory's expertise to Asia so that we could have access to the plantation grown teak that was only available in Indonesia, Gloster grew to be the principle high end worldwide brand for teak outdoor furniture over the 80s and 90s.
Now, more than fifty years after the start, Gloster is a worldwide leader in teak, woven, aluminium, stainless steel and now outdoor lounge furniture.