All garments are designed and made in Nottingham, mostly from British Made fabrics.
British Made Clothing
At Josery we knit a range of leisurewear fabrics which are then converted into garments. We are also involved in embroidery and garment printing, all of which is done at our Nottinghamshire factory.
We have continued manufacturing in Britain throughout recent years, while many other manufacturers have shipped their plant overseas to gain the competitive advantage of cheaper labour costs.
It is our intention to keep our manufacturing going in the UK providing there is adequate infrastructure remaining in the industry to make it possible; we are dependent on all sorts of other suppliers including fabric dyers, finishers, yarn merchants, yarn dyers and trimmings suppliers.
We keep some of the garments which you will see on these pages in stock and available for immediate despatch. Others are made to order and can take up to 2 weeks to be made and despatched.
Cones of blended cotton/polyester yarn on creels feeding the knitting machines. We buy yarns from around the cotton producing areas of the world.
Garment cutting is still done using hand held circular or vertical knives. Although there are computer aided cutting machines available, they are not particularly suitable for small runs or tubular fabrics.
The overlock machine is the main machine used for making up leisurewear. It trims and stitches at the same time.
Lockstitch machines are also used extensively in our factory, here putting the finishing touches to a polo shirt collar. They are also used for stitching the neck placket on polo shirts.
Multihead embroidery machines are used for decorating virtually every garment that leaves our factory, although some may have a screen printed design. We have design software for creating embroidery logos and produce many new designs each week.
Circular knitting machines are capable of producing large volumes of fabric. The machine pictured here is a Camber fleece machine which is capable of producing about 350m of fabric in an 8 hour shift.
Watch our video, made here in January 2013, follow a hooded sweatshirt being made from cones of yarn to the finished shirt with an embroidered design.