According to Google translate 'in 1982 she gave birth to a garage' but we're thinking that in 1982 Mike Graham, a well known mountain climber in the 70s, going by the rather cool moniker 'Stone Master', invented a new climbing pant with a 180 degree crotch (I know, who knew?) and adjustable belt and started the business in his garage. Fast forward several decades. The business has grown. It is now based in Japan. The NN pant is everyone's very favourite easy legwear.