INTRODUCING THE SUNSPEL AUTUMN AND WINTER 2015 COLLECTION

This Autumn has brought cloudless blue skies and spells of sunshine for many of us. While not quite t-shirt weather, it has made the official end of summer bearable and delayed the need to unpack warm clothes that have been stored away since spring. But winter is unmistakably around the corner; the chilly mornings and longer evenings are our daily reminders.

This season we looked to the landscape of Long Eaton and Nottinghamshire to inspire our collection, tracing the journey of the River Trent through the countryside and what used to be the centre of the English textile industry. The palette combines earthy, muted colours and many of the new styles have been designed to be worn layered, echoing the irregular contours of the region.

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As always, our manufacturing legacy underpins much of the collection: the curved hem of a shirt borrowed from an undershirt or a knit structure inspired by an archive garment. And then there’s Cellulock: our newest fabric innovation. Developed from a sample that dates back to the 1950s, it’s a unique double-faced jersey made from two different structures – one rib, one cellular – that are ‘locked’ together as they are knitted. The result is a mid-weight fabric perfect for making clothes that can be worn year-round – convenient to wear and convenient in reducing the seasonal packing and unpacking of clothes when it eventually comes around.