2020 marks the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) is an iconic British figure, who grew up at Lea Hurst, her Derbyshire family home. As a teenager at Lea Hurst, Florence was deeply influenced by the countryside and the villages surrounding her home, where she developed her world changing ideas on health, wellness and education.

In honour of her, John Smedley are delighted to introduce a limited-edition collection. Showcasing Florence’s iconic blue and white hues, each piece from the Nightingale collection will feature gold embroidery of her signature, which has been replicated in exacting detail from the John Smedley company deed.

 

Nightingale In Coast Blue

• 30 Gauge
• John Smedley’s Sea Island Cotton
• Women’s Cardigan
• Round Neck

 

Nightingale In White

• 30 Gauge
• John Smedley’s Sea Island Cotton
• Women’s Cardigan
• Round Neck

 

Lamp In Coast Blue

• 30 Gauge
• John Smedley’s Sea Island Cotton
• Women’s Top
• Boat Neck

 

Lamp In White

• 30 Gauge
• John Smedley’s Sea Island Cotton
• Women’s Top
• Boat Neck

Further pieces within the collection feature embroidery of a golden owl within the pocket of garments as a tribute to ‘The Little Beastie’ Florence’s pet owl and companion Athena, who used to accompany Florence on her visits across the Lea area by sitting in the pockets of her own garments.

 

Hoots In Indigo

• 30 Gauge
• John Smedley’s Sea Island Cotton
• Men’s T-Shirt
• Crew Neck

 

Owlet In White

• 30 Gauge
• John Smedley’s Sea Island Cotton
• Women’s T-Shirt
• Round Neck

To read more on the Florence Nightingale x John Smedley collection click here.

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