The St Ives Fishermen’s Co-op is situated on The Wharf. It overlooks the harbour where many boats have been moored over the years. The fishing industry has declined and to assure its survival the Society has had to look at other markets and to tourism in particular.
The Society has traditionally traded in protective clothing for fishermen and for those who work in the natural elements.
The manufacture of such items has come a long way since The Society first stocked oilskins and leather sea boots.
Therefore today the waterproofs are light weight and breathable and modern footwear is stocked for the outdoor enthusiast.