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02nd June 2015

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Posted by Danielle

  
You may have noticed on Twitter last week that we were joining the government and the rest of the nation in #BuildingBritain; showcasing great manufacturing from across the UK.
  


At SockShop we carry more than 15 Great British Brands and hundreds of UK made socks. We recently took a trip to J. Alex Swift's UK factory - where our SockShop of London and some of our Glenmuir socks are made - to see some UK made socks in production. John Alexander Swift started sock brand J. Alex Swift in 1895 in the village of Hathern, where it still resides today run by his 4th and 5th generation descendants. 
Take a look at what we saw when we took a trip to the factory...
   
J. Alex Swift Factory  
Very Early Sock Samples

Some VERY early sock samples...
   
A few more recent (and more colourful) sock samples


A few more recent (and more colourful) sock samples
   
A very large sock making machine
  
A very large sock... making... machine? (We won't pretend to know the technical terms!)
   
And there's plenty more where that came from...
  
And there's plenty more where that came from!
   
But also lots of skilled workers!
  
But also lots of skilled workers!
   
We were absolutely astounded to see the socks come out all stuck together like a snake...
  
We were absolutely astounded to see the socks come out all stuck together like a snake...
   
Like a really long snake!
  
Like a really long snake! No need to cut them apart either as the connection dissolves in the wash, allowing the socks to separate... Sock magic!
   
Glenrmuir Kilt socks

And look! Some of our Glenmuir Woollen Kilt Socks in production!
   
And all packed up

And all packed up... There you have it!
   

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