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John Smedley has built its reputation for quality by combining traditional craftsmanship with the latest technology. It was the second John Smedley who set this vision for the company which has been passed down through the generations.
In 1877 we were one of the first knitwear manufacturers to install the new 'Cotton's Patent' knitting machines. Today we continue to break down barriers, both through our pursuit of quality and the technology we use to create luxurious knitwear.
However, we only use new technology if it allows us to make the finest knitwear possible. In our Lea Mills factory, alongside the new machines sit others that have been there for more than 50 years. We still use them because they are the best at what they do.