Knitwear that is proudly made in Britain

Made in Britain knitwear
Made in Britain knitwear

Made in Britain had seemed to have become irrelevant in customer choices. “Not any more”, says Mike Carden of Balmoral Knitwear. “We have some major orders going through the factory in Ayrshire specifically because we are making in Britain.”

Balmoral Knitwear – unlike most knitwear suppliers to the embroidery, promotional, corporatewear and sports trades – still manufactures in its own factory in Scotland. Producing about 2,000 items per week, Balmoral is a specialist in bespoke knitwear manufacture with low minimum quantities, and also operates a stock service with no minimum order quantity. However, much bigger orders are now flowing to Balmoral in order to have ‘Made in Britain’ garments to offer to their own customers.

“It’s great,” Mike says. “Because it’s really important for the whole country that we keep and develop our manufacturing capabilities, whether it is in engineering, pharmaceuticals, or textiles like Balmoral Knitwear. Of course, Balmoral also offers off-shore products as well – price will remain an issue for many customers. And our selling of off-shore manufactured garments helps with overheads and is a major contribution in maintaining UK manufacturing.”

Balmoral’s stock and bespoke range includes security sweaters, corporate pullovers and cardigans, cricket sweaters in bespoke colours, school pullovers and cardigans, bowls knitwear, lambswool sweaters for golf, bespoke hats and scarves and a whole lot more.

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