We believe in manufacturing garments with people who we trust and admire, and are proud to be associated with!
We champion small-scale production which is one of the many reasons we like working with our local sock maker in Loughborough. The family-owned business is over 100 years old and is run today by 4th and 5th generation descendants of the original owners. They use 50-year-old British sock making machinery and techniques and pay great attention to detail.
Skilled hand linkers are in short supply. Hand linking socks is both expensive and time-consuming but creates a seamless, perfectly flat finish giving the greatest comfort and durability. The art of hand linking requires skill, experience, enormous manual dexterity, and excellent vision.
Caroline Taylor, pictured here hand linking socks at J. Alex Swift.