A few weeks ago the BBC / Voltage TV visited our Leicestershire factory as part of an exciting new documentary that will be shown on Tuesday, December 20th at 9 pm on BBC2.
In the Christmas special of ‘Inside the Factory’ you will see a short film about all the love, care and attention that goes into creating our festive sweaters, as well as the Mr Kipling mince pie factory, a tinsel factory and a wrapping paper factory.
For us, it was a busy day of designing, knitting, sewing, and packing (just as we do every day). Although it is hardly every day we get to experience a film crew following us around! The wonderfully talented crew spent their time here chatting with our knitters and seamstresses that spend their days putting together our beautiful jumpers.
On the show, you will see the entire process as they follow us through the factory. To start things off Cherry, the presenter, sat down with our designer to discover how a sketch is turned into a 3D model on our design system. This then progressed on to speaking with our directors, technicians and seamstresses to understand how our jumpers come together.
From an industry that has seen most of its production transfer abroad it was refreshing to see some focus drawn back to the UK and having this covered by the BBC was a great honour.
We would like to thank Voltage TV for choosing us to be a part of this amazing feature and to the crew that made us feel at ease and natural throughout what otherwise could have been a chaotic day!
You can catch the documentary on BBC2 at 9 pm on Tuesday 20th December or on BBC iPlayer after this date.
In November of this year we launched our British Christmas Jumpers kids range. So, now the whole family can enjoy a jumper this year. From a festive wardrobe staple to a fun Christmas present, you will be sure to find your little one the ideal jumper from our collection. Imagine all being sat around by the Christmas tree snuggled up in your festive sweaters. We thought we would show you the styles we have available for this year…
Make sure to watch our YouTube video to see the jumpers featured.
Pink Deer Jumper
The first of our girl’s jumpers is our ‘Pink Deer Jumper’. This fun pretty pink sweater takes a twist on traditional festive colours and sprinkles it with girly pastels and Christmas patterns. This jumper is ideal for any little one with a love of all things Christmas and all things pink.
Girls Roll Neck Christmas Jumper
The second jumper is the Girls Roll Neck. This stylish festive sweater with a classic cosy roll neck is the ideal winter wardrobe warmer, as well as making the perfect Christmas gift. Featuring two fun dancing reindeer and a Nordic design the jumper remains Christmassy while still being completely adorable and practical through those colder months.
The first of our boy’s jumpers is our Cosmic sweater. Featuring an array of youthful Christmassy colours and a lightweight cosy fabric, this sweater is ideal throughout the whole of the winter season. The subtle festive colours mixed with the jacquard design means that your little boy will get the most out of his Jumper.
The second of our boy’s collection is our Deer Xmas Jumper. This jumper adds a touch of Christmas spirit through the deer and the snowflakes yet still remains wonderfully practical throughout the less festive months. This jumper is an essential for brightening up that horrible deary January.
The third of our jumpers is our Boys Stag Christmas Sweater, which believe it or not features stags. This simple, warm festive number is ideal as it can be dressed up or dress down and can be worn through Christmas and beyond. This sweater brings in a pinch of style to a novelty jumper so your little boy can be right on trend (while sill remaining youthful and cute) this season.
Nothing screams Christmas vibes like an iconic reindeer. This black and red boy’s knit features Santa’s trusty reindeer ready to help Santa deliver all his Christmas presents! The black and white mixed with the contrasting red really makes this sweater stand out while remaining youthful and fantastically festive.
Boys Little Boxes
How about combining everything kids know and love about Christmas into one jumper. Well, that’s what we did! Our boy’s little boxes Christmas sweater is simply adorable. This beautiful cosy knit screams Christmas spirit while still being warm and practical, of course.