Manastash was established in Seattle 1993 by Robert Jungmann, taking its name from the Manastash Ridge, the  long anticline mountain ridge located in Washington state. Driven by his love of the natural environment and outdoor recreational pursuits, he sought to create a brand using more sustainable fabrics such as hemp, and recycled cotton and fleece. Now based in Japan Jungmann's philosophy is still a guiding light for the brand as it embraces new technological advances in fabrications whilst embracing the brands climbing heritage, with durable simple pieces utilising the advantages of Hemp.