Escape Hatch Clothing

What is an Escape Hatch

An escape hatch on a lobster trap is a crucial feature designed for conservation purposes. Lobster traps, often submerged on the seafloor, are designed to lure lobsters in with bait and then prevent them from escaping. The escape hatch, or more accurately, an “escape vent,” is a part of the trap that is deliberately sized to allow smaller, juvenile lobsters to escape. This ensures that these younger lobsters can grow to maturity and contribute to the population, supporting sustainability of the species. These vents are mandated by regulations that specify the size and number of escape openings required, depending on the fishing area.

Celebrating Our Maritime Heritage

Introducing the dynamic duo behind the latest sensation in the world of fashion: a father and son team whose passion for lobstering has inspired an entire brand. Meet Aiden and his father Gary, the creative minds behind Escape Hatch Clothing.

Our Journey

With over three decades of experience under his belt, Gary is no stranger to the world of lobstering. His dedication and expertise have earned him a reputation as a seasoned veteran in the industry. From the rolling waves of the sea to the rugged decks of his boat, he has dedicated his life to the art of lobstering, donning his own lobster gear with pride.

Meanwhile, Aiden has been an eager apprentice, spending the past three years honing his skills as a deckhand on his father’s boat. From the crack of dawn to the setting sun, he has immersed himself in every aspect of the lobstering process, from moving gear and repairing traps to mastering the intricacies of handling ropes.

Together, they’ve embarked on an exciting journey to combine their love for lobstering with their passion for fashion. The result? A unique clothing brand that pays homage to their maritime roots with a distinctive lobster motif adorning each piece.

Our Mission

At Escape Hatch Clothing, we are committed to preserving the rich traditions of lobstering while embracing the spirit of innovation. Each piece in our collection is a tribute to the hard work and dedication that goes into every catch, from the careful preparation before the season begins in the spring.

Our Commitment

We take pride in our commitment to quality, sustainability, and authenticity. From the materials we use to the partnerships we forge, every decision we make reflects our values and our dedication to our craft.

Whether you’re a seasoned lobster fisherman or simply drawn to the allure of the sea, we invite you to join us on this journey. Explore our collection, embrace our heritage, and experience the magic of Escape Hatch Clothing.

Aiden & Gary Francis

All PEI

Lennox Island, Prince Edward Island C0B 1J0, Canada