A few weeks ago the BBC 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 the BBC 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.