A RETRO clothing brand based in the North-East has revealed plans to expand across the UK and Europe, and plans to open production facilities in Australia.

Brutus Gold Boutique – which has attracted celebrity customers including comedian Jonathan Ross, TV and radio presenter Jenny Powell and Mousse T., the German record producer behind hits such as Tom Jones’ ‘Sex Bomb’ and the 90s house classic, ‘Horny ’98’, said it is on course to turnover £3.5million in the next three years.

The company is based in Teesside and produces retro clothes featuring art and cultural reference from the 1970s. It is also about to launch a line from the 60s and 80s.

And its Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ merchandise went viral in December, after a video of the Scottish national football team singing the 70s disco hit went viral.

Founder Rocco Violetta, said: “We put a huge amount of effort into the development stages of our garments, ensuring that we sourced from the correct suppliers and testing the products repeatedly.

“It has been very hard work but very rewarding, too.

"From the outset it always felt good to us and the brand immediately struck a chord with like-minded customers worldwide.”

He added: "Our ethos is simple: we offer complete transparency from manufacturing to production to customer support. All of our products are hand finished with love. Ultimately, we want people to be happy and have fun with what we are doing.

“We aim to be the world’s one stop shop for ethical retro design clothing and based on our current momentum, we are well on the way to becoming that.”

The company has been in business a year after launching and has a focus on ethically produced clothing lines, with all of its products organic, ethically sourced, vegan-friendly, non-toxic and shipped in plastic-free packaging.

It is hoping to be stocked by fifty independent stockists in the UK, Europe and Australia by the end of the year.

It is set to launch two new production facilities in Australia and Italy this July to keep up with a growing global demand.

The company currently employs six people and plans to expand its team to 30 members before the end of 2021.

The latest to join the company’s ranks is retail sales specialist Andrew Granville, who is currently making inroads into untapped markets across Europe, having worked with some of the world's leading clothing brands including Jack & Jones, Only, Vero Moda and Name It.

It also has a partnership with Suffolk-based ‘Collen & Clare’, one of the UK’s leading independent boutique clothing retailers.

The company’s transition into global wholesale is now expected to boost its sales by 80 per cent by the end of 2022.

Founder and owner of Collen & Clare, Vanessa Collen, said: “Our relationship with Brutus Gold Boutique is one of the best things to come out of this difficult year. I stumbled across the company on Instagram and knew instantly that I wanted to stock their products.

“We worked quickly to get product in-store and the reaction has been wonderful, joyous and just uplifting. We are excited about the connection the brand makes with our customers, allowing fond memories to overflow."