While manufacturing in England is important to us, so is the provenance of our high quality luxury fibres. We have excellent relationships with our wool growers because we work with them directly We can trace all our wool to the individual sheep stations in New Zealand. We work with local businesses and have partnerships with various other suppliers, including spinners and button suppliers.
At John Smedley we're known for high quality knitwear and a rich 225-year heritage. We're a luxury brand with roots in the Derbyshire countryside and garments regularly featured in some of the world's most prestigious fashion magazines. Though our past helps make us who we are, it's our design and innovation that keeps us at the forefront of contemporary fashion. With our each newly released collection we push the boundaries of knitwear design. Our world class designs are brought to life through the finest raw materials used in our knitting processes.
At John Smedley we use a collaborative approach to create new designs: we work as a team from start to finish. Classic design is the essence of John Smedley menswear and womenswear collections. And we encourage our designers to use a hands-on approach to realise their imagination.They operate alongside the people who will translate design ideas into finished garments. From initial sketches to final pressing, the designers draw on the specialist knowledge and innovative technology available at Lea Mills.