Celebrating 235 Years Of British Craftsmanship

2019 marks the 235th year of John Smedley, the oldest and most iconic still manufacturing knitwear factory in the entire world.

In celebration of this momentous birthday, the brand will curate a year long series of events and product launches, each dedicated to showcasing the brand’s passion for British craft in all its forms, uniting craftspeople from across the entire British Isles in a global celebration of quality, fibre and the strive for perfection and constant perseverance that unites artisans the world over…

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QEST Scholars

“The ethos and work of QEST is very important to me. QEST supports those who are passionate about making beautiful objects and learning how to make them to the best of their ability. We share that ambition throughout John Smedley, and we hope that in supporting QEST we can see small craft businesses flourish and grow – just as we have over the last 235 years.”

Jess McGuire-Dudley.

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