Sunday, 10 November 2013

Behind the scenes at leading hosiery brand Pretty Polly

The brand incubator Pretty Green recently published a fascinating piece on Courtaulds, the only hosiery company in the UK that still manages their whole manufacturing process from knitting to packaging in one site and on British soil.

Around 900 pairs of tights are produced every week from the Courtaulds factory based in Belper, Derbyshire, for the well-known brands, Pretty Polly, Aristoc and House of Holland.

The feature provides an overview of the whole manufacturing process from the yarn to packing of the finished products.

The whole process to produce a pair of tights from start to finish takes approximately 4-5 weeks with about four hours of manufacturing going into each individual pair of tights

You can read the full article here:

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  1. I think somebody has misread some figures there!

    "Coulthards buys in 215 tonnes of yarn each week to produce around 900 pairs of tights a week from its Belper based factory in Derbyshire"

    I hope they make more than 900 pairs a week, that would mean each pair would weigh about 240Kg! try hitching those up all day!

    Kind regards,
    Hose wearing nit-picker :-)

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