JOHN SMEDLEY

Operating out of the same factory for more than 200 years, John Smedley is possibly the world's oldest manufacturing facility. Founded in 1784, the company still runs out of its original Lea Mills factory located in Derbyshire, England. It served the British armed forces during both World Wars, knitting undergarments and in the 50s began manufacturing the fine gauge jumpers, polos and roll necks they are now famous for.