This weekend was busy at the John Smedley HQ with our first ever John Smedley Open Day and our Summer Clearance Sale. Our Open Day took guests on a tour around the factory, to give an insight into the various processes that goes in to making a piece of John Smedley knitwear. The tour started in the boardroom with our Managing Director, Ian Maclean sharing information on the family history. Our guests were able to get hands on in certain departments and try different processes along the way. Tina in the Making Up department demonstrated how to cut the perfect neckline.
Our new canteen was open for the day with a tasty menu including hot pork cobs, burgers and hot dogs.
Across the road, people had traveled from afar to snap up a bargain at the summer mill sale. It’s safe to say there were a lot of happy faces!
Our archivist Jane, had a station set up at the sale to inform shoppers of the company’s ongoing effort to build the John Smedley Archive. For any readers that have a piece of John Smedley’s past they would like to share, be it old garments, photos etc, please email Jane at email@example.com
We would like to thank everyone that came along to both events. It is always really lovely to meet people who are interested and passionate about the brand. We look forward to seeing you all the next event!