John Smedley

The John Smedley story began during the infancy of the industrial revolution at their factory in Lea Mills, Derbyshire where you can still find them, over 230 years later. In 1784 John Smedley's factory started life producing simple muslin fabric and spinning cotton and in 1825 they moved on to producing more complex garments using one of the first ever fully fashioned knitting machines, creating the original “Long Johns”.