London Craft Week

On Thursday 4th May we will present the unrivalled craftsmanship capabilities behind our garments at London Craft Week...

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John Smedley's Gauges
The World's Finest Knitwear.

Gauge simply refers to the number of stitches a garment has per inch...

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The World's Oldest Manufacturing Factory

Although John Smedley's scale of operations and indeed produce may have changed slightly throughout our 232 year existence, our home (Lea Mills) has remained the same, meaning that our garments are crafted with as much care and quality as they always have been.

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The World's Finest Craftsmen

A finished John Smedley garment is the culmination of many skilled hands.

Each part of the process; from perfecting the design right through to final packaging takes the team work of several specialised British craftsman.

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Cutting Edge Technology

Since 1784 John Smedley has been at the forefront of cutting-edge technology .

In 1825 we became one of the first companies to install fully fashioned knitting machinery.

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