Inside Sunspel

How luxury became an everyday essential

How luxury became an everyday essential

Sunspel underwear essentials are truly luxurious. And luxury is something to enjoy every day…

Illustrating Sunspel: An interview with Kaye Blegvad

Illustrating Sunspel: An interview with Kaye Blegvad

Kaye Blegvad is an illustrator whose work has appeared in everything from the New York Times to Buzzfeed. She is also a jewellery maker, creator of ceramics, publisher and maker…

Behind the Fabric: Silk

Behind the Fabric: Silk

The world’s most luxurious fabrics play a key part in our range here at Sunspel, with a collection that focuses on making beautiful, everyday clothing that feels wonderful to wear…

80 Years in the Life of a British Factory

80 Years in the Life of a British Factory

Celebrating 80 Years of Sunspel in Long Eaton. While Sunspel may have an international reputation, with stores in London, Berlin and Tokyo, and stockists the world over, our beginnings are…

Behind the fabric: Sea Island Cotton

Behind the fabric: Sea Island Cotton

The Gossypium Barbadense plant is native to South America and has been domesticated for many thousands of years, and has been grown in the West Indies since the 15th century…

Behind the Sun and Clouds Logo

Behind the Sun and Clouds Logo

With over 150 years of history to draw on, our Sunspel archives can be a treasure trove of ideas. We’ve archived  2,000 letters, photographs and original garments, some of which we…

Behind The Fabric: Cellulock

Behind The Fabric: Cellulock

We’ve constantly refined and experimented with the development of our fabrics to meet the ever changing needs of our customers. Any visit to the Sunspel archive in Long Eaton usually…

The making of Sunspel vintage wool

The making of Sunspel vintage wool

Here at Sunspel we are perhaps best known for making fine cotton clothing. What’s less known is that we have a heritage manufacturing quality woollen garments that pre-dates the birth…

Behind the Scenes: Autumn and Winter 2015

Behind the Scenes: Autumn and Winter 2015

With a distinct chill in the air and the nights drawing in ever-earlier, summer is undoubtedly behind us but it’s not all doom and gloom; the changing of the seasons…

From Father to Son: The Story of the Sunspel Vest

From Father to Son: The Story of the Sunspel Vest

Every once in a while we receive messages from customers that never fail to remind us of the personal histories connected with some of our simplest designs. One of these messages…

Cleanliness of other kinds – Exploring the Sunspel archives

Cleanliness of other kinds – Exploring the Sunspel archives

This is an excerpt taken  from our first issue of  MEMORANDUM, a collaborative journal celebrating craft, community and nature. John-Michael O’Sullivan delves into the Sunspel archives and finds a rich history…

Hands Down: Charlie Shaw, Butcher

Hands Down: Charlie Shaw, Butcher

This is the fifth in a series of interviews from MEMORANDUM, a collaborative journal celebrating craft, community and nature. This week Harriet Walker speaks to Charlie Shaw, Butcher. Charlie Shaw isn’t like…