We’re delighted to have received a glowing review on our Royal alpaca men’s knitwear from the most refined of gentleman – The Grey Fox! Read the full article here:
Plum of London – Royal alpaca knitwear made in Britain
Businesses making knitwear in the UK are now quite common, but few, like Plum of London, use Royal alpaca from South America, a fibre which exceeds cashmere in strength, warmth and softness. Plum’s founder, Hugo Douglas, works closely knitting and weaving mills in England and Scotland to push the boundaries in knitwear fashion and to create sustainable and Eco-friendly luxury British knitwear using ethically sourced alpaca yarn.
Royal Alpaca Menswear Range
The menswear range is still under development, but I tried a few items. The feel is of a smoothness and softness that speaks luxury and quality. The fibre is naturally light in weight and this gives the garments a misleadingly insubstantial quality which is contradicted by their warmth and comfort. Alpaca of this quality would make a superb fabric for sporting base layers and could be worn next to the skin without smelling unpleasant in the way that modern artificial base layers do. Keep an eye on Plum of London. Their innovative, sustainable, ethical and novel approach to knitwear offers a real alternative to high end, expensive fashion brands making lower quality products outside the UK. To see their ranges for men, women, chilsren and homeware, see www.plumoflondon.com
We’re on a mission to educate and inform the world of the incredible benefits and advantages Royal alpaca possesses over all other yarns and so far, we think we’ve done quite well! So we thought we’d share the latest flattering reviews from Press and Customers alike…
Awarded the Butterfly Mark as a ‘Brand To Trust.’ Positive Luxury
‘Named in Top 5 Alpaca brands’. Eluxe Magazine
“Plum is a beautiful product”. Jo Malone MBE
“A beautifully intricate knit in the softest alpaca yarn.” Mrs Carole Middleton, mother of the Duchess of Cambridge
”Plum of London, the brand that combines an incredible range of alpaca clothing with a guilt free way to shop.” The Good Web Guide
”Launched in Britain, the new brand Plum of London quickly became a reference in the kids industry.”Papier Mache Magazine
‘Named in the best winter beanie hats for men’. The Telegraph
Best eco fashion brand: Plum of London We’re delighted to have been shortlisted in the Junior Design Awards!
“Keep an eye on Plum of London. Their innovative, sustainable, ethical and novel approach to knitwear offers a real alternative to high end, expensive fashion brands making lower quality products outside the UK” Grey Fox Blog
”Good evening, thank you for my items, which arrived today. Not only are the items lovely but I felt the need to drop you a line to say I like the personable way you do business. In a world of poorly worded emails and badly stuffed envelopes, it has made a pleasant change. With best wishes” Ms T.Smith, England.
”Hello I Just wanted to say thank you and how pleased i am with my recent order. I love the colour and feel and quality of the alpaca. The hat is warm without being heavy and sweaty like most hats. The ‘man snood’ as i call it is very comfortable around the neck and head, very comfortable item to wear. The order came quickly, beautifully packaged and feels like a top quality product. I’m really keen to only buy products of this nature if i can afford them. I wish you every success and i am really happy with my purchase. Well done and thank you.” Revd. A.B. Midlands, England.
”The parcel arrived yesterday and I am very, very pleased with the scarf and the snoods! Wonderful products, I am sure I will come back to Plum of London! Thank you and kind regards from Finland.” Ms S.M. Jaali, Finland.
”Hello, I’m emailing you back to thank you for your email and specially for the nice scarf which I’ve got today, looks very good. I’m happy with the purchase and the service as well, thank you again and keep the good work up. Best Regards, Y.E.” London, UK.
”Just wanted to say – this is the BEST warmest scarf! It’s below -12 F degrees out and it blocks wind and keeps me nice and snug! Can’t wait for my neck scarf, ideally I could be encased in some kind of alpaca chrysalis!” Ms L.P. Chicago, USA.
We look forward to the day that you too can write something similar about Plum of London’s alpaca clothing and accessories – we’re sure you’ll be converted soon enough!
We look forward to welcoming you too to the family that is alpaca here at Plum of London…!
Earlier this summer Make it British, the pioneering organisation achieving huge success in reviving British clothing and manufacturing, held their second Meet The Manufacturer event. The venue was chosen as Tobacco Docks in London, one which offered a magnificent backdrop for another hugely successful celebration, some might say ‘festival’, of making in the UK
In promoting specialist areas throughout England and the rest of the UK, Meet the Manufacturer are including an event allowing key locations to exhibit their craftsmanship, knowledge and expertise. Leicestershire was the first in the British Isles to organise their own fashion show to exhibit the county’s ability to create masterful and eye-catching clothing and accessories for highly esteemed British brands, one of whom was ourselves!
The county has a deep rooted knowledge and affinity in fashion and Leicestershire Textiles Hub is committed to champion and connect local manufacturers with both global and young brands to help both realise their ambitions.
We here at Plum of London were flattered to have been recognised and requested to provide some of pieces from our inaugural collection of Royal alpaca women’s and men’s accessories for the fashion show and so of course, obliged. See our Royal alpaca beanies, pure alpaca scarves and cotton and Royal alpaca shawls featured on the catwalk in Meet The Manufacturer’s video…