Founded in 1784 by Peter Nightingale and John Smedley, the British luxury brand has been designing and manufacturing iconic knitwear in Derbyshire, England for over 200 years.

John Smedley knitwear has become an essential part of the British fashion landscape, their pieces retaining a quaint, ageless attribute. The company continues to expand and innovate and their latest collections are some of their best ever as they champion local talent and forward thinking design.

The manufacture of John Smedley knits always starts with the finest of nature’s raw materials, from premium New Zealand merino wool, to plush cashmere and fine Sea Island cotton, which has been a mainstay of the company since 1922. Even the spring water in the area is integral to producing dyes that are very colourfast, so the performance of the garment is excellent. This makes the brand’s signature items, from V-neck sweaters in various hues to dapper knitted polo shirts, true investment pieces.