What is Banks Journal
The Banks Journal mission is simple – to merge style & function with a sustainable approach to design and development.
Banks Journal is a modern clothing label inspired by coastal living and a love of design. Born in Australia. Thanks to its founders, it’s infused with a unique blend of Japanese and Australian heritage. Masa Shibahara and Motoo Noda grew up both under the lights of Tokyo. Tim Cochran and Rama McCabe spent their childhood in the creative hub of Byron Bay, Australia. These contrasting perspectives of the world come together as Banks Journal to create the contemporary coastal look and feel of the brand. These four individuals have combined their vast industry knowledge and experience to shape a label with offices in Byron Bay, Tokyo and Newport Beach in Southern California
A modern approach to design with a fine regard to the details.
Their innovative collective of surfers, designers, artists and photographers are all bound by their curiosity and share the desire to make the world a better place.
"A bit of stretch here, a little waterproofing there, means we achieve functionality without sacrificing our signature understated style." -Banks Journal