We are creators of the World’s Finest Knitwear. Established in 1784, we are the oldest manufacturing factory in the world, crafting beautiful, high quality garments that are designed to last, made in Britain and distributed the world over. We’re proud to have “Made in Great Britain” on the tag of every garment we make. John Smedley has remained a British, family run business, now managed by Ian Maclean an 8th generation member of the Smedley family.
We only use the finest quality materials including John Smedley’s Sea Island cotton, extra fine Merino wool, cashmere and silk. Each garment is carefully created using 1.5km of the finest yarn, 1 .2 million stitches, 230 years of experience and the skilled hands of 50 British craftsmen.