Thunder-stockings! November 13, 2016 18:48

Thunderpants Socks for Christmas

So what sort of socks will you be hanging up for Father Christmas this year or maybe your a pillowcase person?

Well here at TPUK we will be hanging up a couple of lovely Thunder-stockings! I'm pretty certain the colour selection will be mixed- we have visitors this year!

Our socks are made of lovely merino wool which is especially good at keeping feet sweat free and non-smelly!  There also pretty good at keeping them warm in the winter- just right for snuggling up in front of a lovely log fire! 

Check out our sock options ! Bicycles, Citrus spots or Rainbow?  

A traditional Christmas pressie for your feet!

What's your favourite Stockings or Pillow cases?

Christmas Pants now in stock! November 05, 2016 18:59 1 Comment

Christmas pants

This year's Christmas pants are pretty special! This beautiful delicate detail is a New Zealand special! The print comes from the Pohutukawa, a tree is often referred to as the New Zealand native Christmas tree because it has vibrant red flowers that are at their peak mid to late December. 

The design is from an original linoprint by Australian artist Neil Mattila. Neil very kindly donated his fee to Project Crimson who over the last 26 years have been replanting Pohutukawa and its closely related cousin Rata, along with many other native trees throughout New Zealand. 

'The Pohutukawa design was inspired by a visit to the North Island of New Zealand. I explore print making through the mediums of intaglio etching, vinyl-linocut prints, monotype prints, pastels and watercolours. The inspiration for my designs comes from my observations and travels.' 

Follow Neil on Instagram @namattila. Neil's work is exhibited & sold at Beachside Emporium Kiama. You can contact Neil via email on

Thunderpants - Making Christmas undies more interesting since 1995.

Check out this fantastic print in the webshop 

Website restocked! November 05, 2016 18:30

webs site restocked

Its been a few week coming, but the TPUK website is now restocked bringing with it a few new prints and colours; we will be doing another other soon, so if you have any specifc requests let us know!

Thank you to everyone for your patience xTPUK

Important Thundernews August 30, 2016 07:31 3 Comments

OK...  so there is no easy way of saying this.. the last couple of months,  post-Brexit have been pretty tricky at Thundertowers!  I'm sure many of you will have understood that the decision to leave the EU has had a massive impact on those of us who are currently importing goods from abroad to sell here in the UK! So we've decided the best way to deal with this is to be totally open with you, our lovely customers!

Something is happening in Thundertowers...? April 29, 2016 20:57

Rainbow Stripe on SALE! January 31, 2016 11:36

Rainbow stripe on SALE

TPUK's most popular Pattern is on SALE now!

Thunderpants product test! October 29, 2015 21:46


Thunder in my pants!

A little while ago we asked the 2 Blondes of if they would like to take a couple of pairs of thunderpants for a trial?  For those of you who haven't come across the 2 blondes blog, it's a great read for anyone interested in the outdoors or in the trials and tribulations of being a women participating in outdoor activities!  
So they decided to take them Wild Camping... It seemed quite fitting!  Read about their adventures here;

Thunderpants UK Sale | Get you cheeky goodness here! August 31, 2015 00:01

Thunderpants UK Sale


The 1st ever Thunderpants UK sale

Lots of sizes, both original and hipster :)
Hurry some are bound to go faster than others...
End of line organic cotton pants on sale to clear the way for more lovely Thunderpants!
New prints and colours coming soon... Watch this space!



Win thundies for you and a friend! July 31, 2015 17:01

Do you love your friends lots?  We certainly do here at TPUK!

In celebration of International Friendship day this we have 2 pairs of Thundies up for grabs for you and a friend!

Being and being better... July 08, 2015 23:59

We're very excited here in North Wales...  It's been a long time coming, but Thunderpants UK is now up and running!

Running is a good description of the last few months, as it feels a bit like we haven't stopped... It's not been without adversity, but the ongoing plan is to 'run' at a slightly more relaxed pace, time to think is always good.

We're really pleased to be able to bring Thunderpants here to the UK and we love that our pants come all the way from New Zealand: it makes them super special!

Thunderpants NZ are seriously nice people, so it really helps to have great people to be working with. 

To help raise money to fund our future plans, we're currently importing both Women's Original and Women's Hipsters from NZ and then selling them via the intraweb. We've learnt awful lot about import and VAT in the last 6 months to say the least...  We may even do a few trade shows and other local activities:

Watch this Space!

Hopefully we won't be importing for too long, because we really believe local production is best!  It means more jobs to help grow our local community.  North Wales has quite a long history linking it to the textile industry; a number of our coastal villages were 'the' place  to come on holiday to for the cotton mill workers of Lancashire during the 19th/early 20th century.  

We also want to be a fair in how we trade and how we treat people; it's seems pretty reasonable to do this is this day and age.  The plan to try to consistently get better at stuff such as being more ethical and making better choices. Some stuff can't happen straight away and that's frustrating. There are so many ways we can make decisions and it's not always as clear cut as you originally think...

What is really boils down to is

Being Better

it's not a small task...