SUNSPEL FABRICS - A Classic Mix of Art & Science May 04 2013
QUALITY 75 – WARP KNIT
Quality 75, is a warp knit cotton fabric developed using expertise from the lace industry based in Long Eaton, Nottingham. It was invented by Peter Hill, the grandson of Sunspel’s founder, who was not impressed by the relatively heavy weight pique cottons used in ‘sports’ polo shirts in the 1950s. He created a fabric that was soft, lightweight a cool for his trips to the French and Italian Riviera. It is still knitted on lace machines in a unique structure that when washed retains its shape but allows in time for the colour to age and improve its appearance. We used it to make our Riviera polo shirts, as worn by Daniel Craig in the latest Bond films.