ABOUT THE LOGO
The archive logo dates back to the 1930s. The logo became a visual
interpretation of our company name, we assume this was a play on the words “Sunny” and “Spell”.
The link to the sun came from the company’s reputation for the use of Sea Island yarns across our undershirts and underwear by the early 20th Century. The cotton, also known as the Gossypium Barbadense plant is native to South America, with a domestication that dates back thousands of years. It had also been grown in the West Indies since the 15th century, with it taking until 1786 for planting to begin in the part of the world that now gives the cotton its most popular name: The Sea Islands.
The name Sunspel, refers to the almost magical balance of sun, humidity, and rain in the Sea Islands, that ensured this rare high quality yarn thrived. Coming to define the Sea Island cotton era of Sunspel.