Learn more about Toe Poke and the people behind it. Here, we share our story and our plans for the future.
Toe Poke CIC intends to grow the Toe Poke brand slowly but surely. We have a limited product range to start with, but over time this will expand to introduce great clothes that celebrate the best of Scottish football history and contemporary football culture. Unlike football, we need to walk before we run (the Company is being taken forward by volunteers and one unpaid Director)!
The Company will in the next 12-24 months seek collaborations with Dumfries based football clubs and festival projects to develop partnerships and respond to the opportunity to retain more money within the local economy. Without labouring the point, most football clothing or merchandise related purchases sees our spending power go to multi-national companies with few if any roots in Scotland – if Toe Poke CIC can encourage more local spending across communities in Scotland we will have succeeded.
We are delighted to show off our new World Champions 1967 design – of Jim Baxter doing keepie uppies at Wembley during our famous 3-2 win over England, the then World Champions. Scotland were superb in this match, with Baxter controlling the midfield, the defence solid and Denis Law at his impish best. Check out one highlights reel here;
Scotland could claim to be unofficial World Champions, beating England for the first time since they won the World Cup in 1966.
.A few weeks after Scotland beat England 3-2 at Wembley, the Kinks released Waterloo Sunset, original Britpop at its best. Happy Days!!
The Toe Poke range of clothing and merchandise will increase in late 2023 and early 2024 once further investment is secured into the CIC. At this point we will also be open to taking forward collaborations with Dumfries and Galloway based football clubs and festival organisations to create unique limited edition clothing to kit out local people in style and raise funds for good causes.