John Smedley

John Smedley knitwear was founded in Derbyshire during the Industrial Revolution, with the original Long John. In the 1950’s and 60’s they became the brand of choice for many, including Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and the Beatles; and in the 1980’s were established as the go-to brand for fine cotton and wool knitwear for designers such as Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood. In 2013, they received the Royal Warrant of Appointment as ‘Manufacturer of Fine Knitwear’ by HM Queen Elizabeth II.