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John Smedley's Sea Island Cotton
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's Sea Island Cotton was first used in 1922. Back then we were still primarily known as a high quality manufacturer of underwear. It wasn't until 10 years later, in 1932, that we introduced our first outerwear pieces using John Smedley's Sea Island Cotton. These iconic garments were pioneers and helped set the standard for everything we do today.