Raw cotton bales arrive at the Spinning Mill in Manchester. Where they are processed with seeds removed. Once separated, the raw cotton then goes through various processes such as combing and carding to strengthen it.
It is then spun into yarn. The yarn is coded ELS SUPIMA COTTON. ELS is short for Extra Long staple. These extra long cotton filaments give the cotton better strength and fineness. SUPIMA COTTON is short for SUPER PIMA COTTON. It is the superior version of cotton which is softer than conventional cotton.
The cotton is then wound onto 'cheeses' which are packed and trucked to the knitter/weaver factory. Thanks to Andy and his team at ENGLISH FINE COTTONS who spun the yarn for our Full English Ultimate garments.
Onto the Knit factory for knitting our Interlock...
Knitting at VERTICAL KNITTING with yarn from ENGLISH FINE COTTONS.
Thanks to Simon and his team for knitting us the Interlock we used in our Full English Ultimate garments. Interlock is the ultimate in knit. It is a heavy double knit construction. It's very time consuming to knit and expensive, especially if made from ELS Supima Yarn...But it's the best. It's what makes our Ultimate garments...Ultimate.
Last process is the UK garment factory for our knitted garments. There it is cut and sewn into garments. When the garment is made it is then sent to us where we check it and hand stamp it on the inside with our Full English "yarn made, fabric made, garment made in England" stamp.