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BBC2's 'Inside the Factory' visit British Christmas Jumpers

December 13, 2016 7 Comments

BBC2's 'Inside the Factory' visit British Christmas Jumpers

We were delighted to welcome the team from BBC TV's hit documentary series 'Inside the Factory' to British Christmas Jumpers HQ!

In this 2016 Christmas special, Gregg Wallace, Cherry Healey and Ruth Goodman explore the fascinating factory processes and surprising history behind favourite festive treats.

Our UK made jumpers were featured alongside the Mr Kipling mince pie factory, a tinsel factory and a wrapping paper factory.

christmas jumper inside the factory
For us, it was a busy day of designing, knitting, sewing, and packing (as usual) 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 see the entire process as they follow our jumpers through the factory. To start things off Cherry Healey, the presenter, sat down with our designer, Cheryl, 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.

BBC2 Inside the Factory Christmas Jumper documentary cherry healey

We would like to thank the team at Voltage TV for choosing us to be a part of this amazing feature and to the crew that made us feel at ease throughout what otherwise could have been a chaotic day!



7 Responses

marilyn hornsby
marilyn hornsby

March 03, 2022

absolutely loved these designs, still wacky, still colourful but SOMEHOW yes SOMEHOw totally wearable! Where are they sold?

Jacqueline Green
Jacqueline Green

March 03, 2022

Where do we but these jumpers

Jacqueline Green
Jacqueline Green

March 03, 2022

Where do we but these jumpers

Eileen
Eileen

March 03, 2022

Just watched the program on tv. How absolutely brilliant that you are making these jumpers in the UK. Love your designs 🇬🇧

Paul Mc Taggart
Paul Mc Taggart

March 03, 2022

Hi there I saw you all on Tv looked fantastic, I have a deign of my own Christmas jumper is this something you do ?

Regards

Paul

Joanne Montgomery
Joanne Montgomery

March 03, 2022

Its so lovely to see a British family producing a fabulous product here in the UK. You must feel so proud of your achievements. Well done and happy Xmas to you and all your workers.

Cherry
Cherry

March 03, 2022

Well done Snahal the promotion of your Christmas jumpers on Facebook has been brilliant !!!Best regards to Dilip and Illa ?

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Size Guide
If you prefer a snug fit we suggest you select a size down from your usual one.
 If you have any questions, regarding sizing please do not hesitate to contact us at xmas@britishchristmasjumpers.com or 0116 464 5190
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WOMEN'S SIZE GUIDE
X-SMALL
(6 to 8)
SMALL
(8 to 10)
MEDIUM
(12 to 14)
LARGE
(16 to 18)
EXTRA LARGE
(20+)
Bust/Chest (inches) 30-31" 32-34" 35-37" 38-40" 41-44"
Waist 27-29" 30-32" 33-35" 36-38" 39-42"
Hips 32-34" 35-37" 38-40" 41-43" 44-47"
MEN'S SIZE GUIDE
X-SMALL SMALL MEDIUM LARGE XL XXL
Chest (inches) 33-35" 35-37" 38-40" 41-44" 44-46" 47-49"
UNISEX SIZE GUIDE
X-SMALL SMALL MEDIUM LARGE XL XXL
Chest (inches) 33-35" 35-37" 38-40" 41-44" 44-46" 47-49"
LADIES SIZE MATCH 8/10 12/14 16/18 20 22 24
CHILDREN'S SIZE GUIDE
3-4 YEARS 5-6 YEARS 7-8 YEARS 9-10 YEARS 11-12 YEARS 13 YEARS
Chest (inches) 28" 30" 31" 34" 36" 39"
Body Length 16.8" 18.4" 19.9" 21.5" 23.5" 25.8"
Sleeve Length 13.6" 14.4" 15.2" 16.2" 17.6" 18.2"