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Our Local Spring Water
Washing is a vital part of our production process. We don't waste water or source it from dwindling resources. Instead the water we use to create John Smedley knitwear comes from three underground springs that rise from the millstone grit of the Derbyshire Peak District National Park. Its softness and purity helps create the luxurious feel of our garments and enhances the shrink resilience.
We recognise that for future generations, we must do everything we can to keep the water pure and preserve it as a resource. Some of the water we use is recycled and used again to heat the mill, and strict processes are in place to make sure water that's returned to source is completely clean.