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John Smedley Factory Shop

John Smedley have been designing and making quality knitwear from our mill in the heartland of Derbyshire, England, for over 200 years.

About John Smedley Factory Shop

Factory Shop

Mon - Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm
Closes at 1.30pm on 24th December
Closed 25th, 26th & 31st December and 1st January

Contemporary Design

At John Smedley we're known for high quality knitwear and a rich manufacturing heritage. We're a luxury brand with roots in the Derbyshire countryside and garments regularly featured in some of the world's most prestigious fashion magazines.

Though our past helps make us who we are, it's our design and innovation that keeps us at the forefront of contemporary fashion. Whether we’re planning for Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter Collections there's always plenty in store for the year ahead.

John Smedley Outerwear Collections

We're extremely proud of our outwear collections because each year we build on the variety and stunning combinations that are available. The Women's range uses fresh, innovative pattern knits while the Men's range features some truly special pieces that boast a whole new level of detail. As always, garments are of the highest quality, including Merino wool for cooler climes and cotton items for when the warmer weather arrives.


John Smedley continues to expand and innovate. Our latest collections are some of our best ever and we continue to break new ground. However, we only move forward by understanding and holding on to the importance of provenance. That applies to John Smedley as a company and the garments we create. It helps make us who we are and reminds us of our commitment to creating only the highest quality collections.

New Zealand Merino Wool

John Smedley's extra-fine New Zealand Merino wool is specially bred by selected wool growers on the alpine pastures of the South Island. It's a soft, sumptuous yarn that's naturally warm, comfortable and easy to maintain. In 1995 we began a unique sourcing programme with a specially selected number of wool growers in New Zealand which we still maintain today. It means we can trace our knitwear and control its provenance. We also have Zque accreditation which guarantees that we maintain fair and ethical practices in the way we work with our suppliers and the way they treat their sheep, as well as the quality of our wool.

Experience John Smedley today is based on 225 years' experience of knitting. We take our long-standing values and apply them to a contemporary fashion industry. We strive to make all our garments at our mill in Derbyshire, which keeps us true to our roots, but equally important, it means we manage our traceability and stay in control of what we create.


All of this helps us to guarantee quality and apply our quality standards. There are no short cuts. No searching for lower priced alternatives which mean lower quality. We only buy the very best and we're in control of the production process from start to finish.

Each John Smedley sweater takes around seven weeks to produce and consists of more than three miles of the finest yarn and around 1.2million stitches.

Our Brook Street Store

Brook Street Store. 24 Brook Street, London. W1K 5DG

Tel: +44 (0) 207 495 2222

Opening Times

Mon - Sat 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 12:00am - 5:00pm
Late opening Thurs 'til 7:00pm

Our knitwear was already available online and in leading department stores and boutiques across the world, but we wanted to capture the magic of our Derbyshire mill and create a truly unique shopping experience. Brook Street's central London location, knowledgeable staff and shopping experience proved a hit with customers. It was, and is, our flagship store.

John Smedley Online Store

The John Smedley online store offers a convenient and fast way of buying your favourite pieces from our latest collection. Stocking the largest range of styles, colours and sizes, our comprehensive telephone, live chat and email support offers the very best in customer service. We offer Free UK delivery and a Free, no hassle returns service for completely risk free shopping. You’ll find new features such as our Interactive Fit Guide, Seasonal Look book and innovative Colour Selector.

To Purchase Online


Contact Details

[email protected]
01629 530426

Lea Mills, Lea Bridge, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5AG

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