Know Your Producer - John Smedley
The John Smedley factory prides itself in being one of Britain's longest standing manufacturers. The brand's rich family heritage dates back to 1784 when John Medley's founders began producing from their Lea Mills factory in Derbyshire from which they still operate.
Employing the best expert knitters, the brand, now run by the fourth generation of Smedleys, still produces the finest gauge wool garments. As purveyors to the royal family, HRH Queen Elizabeth II awarded them the royal warrant in 2013 for "place and quality of manufacturer of fine knitwear".
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