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Sunspel Factory Visit

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It began with a single idea: making everyday clothing from high-quality fabrics. Since 1860, British manufacturer Sunspel has been leading the way in fashion—valuing craftsmanship and producing luxury items.

The first garments produced by Sunspel included tunics, underwear and some of the earliest t-shirts ever made. Still driven by a passion for making clothes in the best possible way, Sunspel’s longstanding factory is in Long Eaton, England. Here, designers cooperate with craftspeople with the goal of creating high quality, but basic items. In order to meet demand, Sunspel works with textile producers overseas as well, but only with those who comply with their values of craftsmanship.

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Recent technology with a timeless style

Since the company’s inception, it has been in search of fabrics that are both pleasing to wear and long-lasting, along with craftspeople who are highly skilled in their area of the trade. Combining their traditional desire for quality, with recent advents in technology, today Sunspel produces, amongst other things, underwear, classic polo shirts and t-shirts. The dedication to craftsmanship and the implementation of skills and techniques in the creation of these products can be traced back to the earliest days of the Long Eaton factory.

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New levels of technical expertise

The brand’s own employees focus on maintaining the special nature of each garment. Sunspel engages both young and old workers in its textile workshops. In this way, they not only celebrate time-honored methods, but also achieve new levels of technical expertise. Sunspel transfers its doctrine to modernity while continuing the principles of the company.

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All images © Clemens Poloczek, created exclusively for IGNANT.