FLANCI Ltd has been a longtime dream. Nicky is a passionate runner with over 100 marathons and ultra-marathons under her belt - including the gruelling, self-sufficient, multi-day Marathon Des Sables, Grand 2 Grand and Alps 2 Ocean races . Alf too has run several marathons and ultras, although he has swapped his running shoes for golf shoes recently. They have also enjoyed running holidays in Patagonia and Peru, climbed Kilimanjaro and enjoy an active lifestyle with their dog Billy.
Nicky qualified as a nurse and midwife and has worked in pharmaceutical sales for the last 20 years, Alf too worked in sales and management for a large corporation, both have really wanted to work for themselves and leave the large corporate environment.
The idea of FLANCI first came about several years ago when Nicky struggled to find anything but primarily black running kit. It became a mission to hunt down some colour, the seeds of a business were sown and the plans started coming together at the end of 2017.
FLANCI is an anagram of Nic and Alf and is also in the urban dictionary: - better than fancy and almost fabulous. This just seemed to fit with the brand perfectly and they love seeing people wearing their own FLANCI pants!
As a runner, Nicky understood what runners want from their activewear. So, in collaboration with runners and also a professional sportswear designer, FLANCI legwear was developed as a comfortable, functional, affordable brand with fun and funky colourful patterns. Not only for runners, they are suitable for the gym, yoga or just for relaxing in.
We hope you enjoy wearing our activewear and we would love to hear your ideas for new patterns and designs