We’ve been making our clothes at our Long Eaton factory for the best part of a century. Retaining skills and techniques that are as old as time is fundamental to us. But just as important are creativity and innovation. It’s this unconventional connection between craft and technology that gives Sunspel clothes their distinctive character.
That mix is reflected in the people who make our clothes – young and old working together where their passion for what they do make every Sunspel garment special and unique.
Hand making our clothes in Long Eaton will always be close to our heart. When we require technical expertise to produce more of our products to our precise quality specification, we develop partnerships with experts around the world to help us – always collaborating so that we can reintroduce those skills back home at the factory.
We’ve always been fanatical about improving what we do. Perfecting the details that makes our underwear so unique. In that time, we’ve discovered the result of all that effort adds an extra spring to your step. You’ve told us how it changes how you feel throughout the day. It doesn’t matter what the dress code is at work, you can always express yourself with your favourite Sunspel underwear. And if you’re feeling well supported (and well-presented), it’s only natural the confidence will shine through.
Robert Elms, writer, broadcaster cultural commentator expands on this theme in his book, The Way We Wore – A Life in Threads, 1988, where he talks about the comforting and durable nature of Sunspel clothes:
I like clothes, and I like the fact that you’re not really supposed to like clothes, that they are seen as somehow superficial, unworthy. Now that I’m a certain age, that I’ve arrived at a certain place, I like clothes much more than I like fashion. I like clothes for their own sake, divorced of any context or subtext.