It's the exceptional fineness, luxurious staple length and high tensile strength of John Smedley's Sea Island Cotton that sets it apart from other fibres. We hand-pick the cotton as it matures which maintains its purity and means we avoid using a chemical defoliant. The result is ethically produced, exceptionally soft knitwear that can be worn and washed again and again.
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.
At John Smedley we're known for high quality knitwear and a rich 229-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.