International Women’s Day: The Women Behind the Brand

In honour of International Women’s Day we’re taking a moment to celebrate all the women, past and present, who have worked tirelessly to make Sunspel a success. From the seamstresses in our Long Eaton factory who cut and sew each and every T-Shirt by hand, to our design, production and merchandising teams, our retail staff and the customer services team, and even our Creative Director, we owe a huge amount to the knowledgeable and technically skilled women who make up our work force.



It was around 1917 that women really overtook men on the Sunspel factory floor, and they have been the backbone of our Long Eaton business ever since. Not just at our factory either, but all over the world, it’s important to remember that women are the driving force behind the clothing industry.

In the 1950s Sunspel offered tuition to young girls leaving school, training them to use the many varied sewing machines in our modern factory. Many of these women stayed at Sunspel for years and years, often with their daughters and granddaughters following in their footsteps.


But it’s not just our factory that’s kept running by the women who work there. Every section of the Sunspel business owes a debt of gratitude to the many women at every level, and that is something we are very proud of, today and every day.