Sunspel was initiated by theThomas Arthur Hill. His father was a hosiery marker and Thomas only led his business further in the lace trade as well as the hosiery business. He opened his own textile industry in the Newdigate region of the Nottingham. This was born to become the centre of the lace making industry of the British lace. Thomas used his expertise in order to come up with the fabric that was lightweight and soft. He pioneered in the design as well as the development of the undergarments that are largely popular as the luxury undergarments. Some of the first items that were made in the factory included the undershirts and the tunics. By the start of the 20thcentury,Sunspel had started a significant export business. It was one of the first British companies to export to the Far East. After the financial crash of the 1929, the company was forced to cut down its operations. That’s when Sunspel migrated its factory to Long Eaton and diverted its focus strictly to the premium line of the cotton underwear. Even today, the factory of the store is located in Long Eaton.
The products from the Sunspel have always been popular for their timeless, beautiful and the classic designs. Today, the brand has dressed a number of characters from the films and theatre world. Even today it continues to design the clothing for a number of actors, musicians and the costume designers. At present, Sunspel has 4 stores in some of the most fashionably prominent locations of London. These include Soho, Piccadilly, Shoreditch and Marlyebone. This luxury British brand famous for its exquisite range of the mens basics and essentials has grown progressively over the years.
Since past 150 years,Sunspel has been sourcing some of the top grade raw materials from across the globe. It is further taking steps to innovate and develop luxury fabrics that are completely unique. The extensive archives of theSunspel are rich and have been a constant source of inspiration. Sunspel has a policy to number each of its developments. Moreover, all the items from the store are prefixed with the word Quality that is often shortened to ‘Q’.
The brand is a manufacturer of the luxury clothing that can be worn on every day basis. This is something that it has done since the 1860 and it assures to continue doing the same for the next few centuries. Ever since the start, Sunspel had a hard core ambition that is to come up with clothes designed as per the highest possible standards to offer the customers and buyers a true value for money.
Since Sunspel is a manufacturer of its own product line, this gives it the flexibility to keep innovating and working on the textile development. The much popular cellular fabric Q14 from Sunspel was actually created in 1937. Underwear made using this distinctive looking fabric comes with little holes and remains the best selling and the most loved product from Sunspel even today.
The team of Sunspel is dedicated and comprises of the craftsmen who are well capable of helping the designers execute their vision in the most precise manner possible. Sunspel works with every best manufacturer even in overseas countries like Portugal and Turkey. It only works with craftsmen who have the same values of quality and craftsmanship as Sunspel.