21st Century technologies sit happily alongside 120-year-old knitting machines at Corgi’s Carmarthenshire factory. In fact, the rare Griswold hand-knitting machines Rhys Jones used to found the company are, to this day, used to produce Corgi’s highly sought after 100% cashmere socks.
While new high-tech knitting machines are used to produce the company’s trademark colourful fine-gauge socks, even these are finished individually at the hands of one of Corgi’s highly skilled workers.
Corgi specialise in producing top-quality, fine cashmere and cotton socks in bright colours that can be worn to add a vibrant touch to formal and casual outfits alike. The brand has achieved worldwide recognition for its use of bold colour combinations, patterns and motifs.
They also produce a range of heavier gauge socks using a blend of the very finest pure wool and cashmere with no other fibres or man-made materials blended in.
Corgi’s 100% cashmere cable knit socks are the ultimate in comfort and luxury; each pair is made individually on an age-old Griswold knitting machine using techniques and processes handed down through the generations.
Corgi’s cashmere, cotton and wool socks are stocked by major retailers all over the world including Mr Porter, Barneys, and J.Crew. The full range is also available for purchase in Corgi’s online store www.corgihosiery.co.uk
In addition to socks, Corgi produces a range of luxury cashmere knitwear and knitted accessories for both men and women. From chunky cable-knit cardigans to super-soft cashmere wraps, each garment is made by hand to a pattern written by Corgi’s in-house design team.
Corgi has also collaborated with some of the world’s most famous designers and design houses including Ralph Lauren, Thom Browne and Givenchy and their garments are regularly seen gracing the world’s catwalks.
THE REGIMENTAL COLLECTION
Corgi’s Regimental Collection was produced in close association with HRH The Prince of Wales. It includes nine designs, each one depicting the unique stripe and colours of one of the regiments or battalions of which the Prince is Colonel or Colonel-in-Chief.
The Collection is endorsed by the UK Ministry of Defence and a proportion of all sales is donated to Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for British Veterans suffering from mental ill-health, of which The Prince of Wales is Patron.
His Royal Highness has long championed the value and importance of British manufacturing and is vocal in his support of companies like Corgi, whose goods are produced entirely in the UK but sold all over the world.