“Today, I, as the father of two small children and the latest member of the founding family to run the business, am obliged by my conscience to move John Smedley Ltd towards a more environmentally and socially sustainable mode of operation…”
John Smedley's Archive
John Smedley's archive is as much about fulfilling our role as a member of the local community as it is proudly exhibiting fashion pieces from throughout our illustrious 232 year history. The archive is here to create a catalogue of memories for everyone that is connected to the company, past and present...
Mod has been a part of youth culture for over 60 years. It has been a key influencer of the worlds of fashion and music ever since the first Italian slim fit suit was donned in Soho circa 1958...
Skills for Life
Here at John Smedley we’re extremely proud of our talented and committed team some of whom have worked with us for over 40 years. What keeps them here is not only their passion for the craft that is rooted in over 230 years of history but more importantly to ensure that the skills they have developed over so many years are not lost but shared with new generations to come.
We Are John Smedley
John Smedley remains very much a family business. Our current Managing Director and one Board Member, can trace their line back six generations to their origins as woolcombers and hosiers in nearby Wirksworth.