Our Story


If you’re anything like us, you want to know a bit about the people behind the brands you support. And fair enough, we reckon! When we’re parting with our hard-earned, we want to know that the people behind the biz share our values.

Norte is the creation of sisters Casey and Amy Hill, operating from the beautiful Victorian coastal town of Inverloch. Casey and Amy are designers, creators, artists, musicians, very snap happy and love adventure.


We were lucky enough to grow up surrounded by the most amazing natural environment, at home and on holidays, as well as regular adventures that had us hooked from a very early age. That’s why we started creating durable, comfortable, eye-catching gear for the outdoors.

Our love of all people, and our genuine care for our environment absolutely underpins everything we do. We ain’t saints, we ain’t perfect but we are committed to keep doing what we can. That’s why Norte’s commitment is to LEAVE IT BETTER.

It’s our strong belief that as a society, we cannot, and must not, continue to rely solely upon charitable organisations and hard-working volunteers to better the standard of living for others and to protect people and our planet. Businesses, large and small, must play an active role and lead the charge. Norte works closely with our selected partners to provide practical support to organisations that align with our values.

You can find out more about our values, our activities and our actions here.