Our latest collection explores colour, cashmere and the British wool industry.
When magazines reference fashion capitals of the world, Kinross, Hawick and Delph don’t often top the list. Nevertheless, when we set about creating Sunspel’s autumn/winter 2018 collection, we took to the road and headed north in search of inspiration from some of the world’s oldest and best wool specialists.
Sunspel has its own long history in the British textile industry, reaching back to our beginnings in Nottingham in 1860. Production moved further south in the early 20th century, and from our factory in Long Eaton, we still produce much of the fabric used to create the finest T-shirts in the world. We are James Bond’s favourite T-shirt brand, after all.
‘To be honest,’ says head designer David Telfer, ‘the whole concept of [the road trip] was informed by the fact we have our own specialist factory. We therefore understand the production side and use a similar philosophy when sourcing new factories, we see what they’re best at and collaborate to create something that works for Sunspel.’