Sunspel is a manufacturer of luxury everyday clothing. It’s what we’ve done since 1860 and remains at the heart of everything we do today. From the very beginning it has been our ambition to make clothes to the highest possible standard and to offer true value.
Being a manufacturer allows us to innovate in textile development. Our famous Q14 cellular fabric was created in 1937. The underwear made from this distinctive looking fabric with the little holes remains some of our best-selling and best-loved products.
Today, our factory in Long Eaton, where we’ve been based since 1937, remains a vital part of Sunspel. Having our own dedicated team of craftspeople means that our designers can execute their vision in the most exacting and precise manner possible. Our Loopback fabric and sweatshirt were developed here in 2011 and take pride of place as some our greatest recent innovations. We continue to manufacture many of our garments here to this day – including what we believe is the best T-Shirt in the world.
Where appropriate we work with the very best manufacturers overseas in countries such as Turkey or Portugal. We only work with those that have the same values of craftsmanship and quality as we do. Often the processes and techniques for our key garments have been developed in Long Eaton before our manufacturers abroad use them.
Wherever we manufacture, our aim of making luxury everyday clothing remains unchanged. It’s held us in good stead since 1860 and will do so, hopefully, long into the future.