1976Tom Singh rebuilds broken knitting machine
As a second generation family run business, we are proud to be able to trace our roots back to 1976. Along with this experience, a high tech fully fashion knitting plant and the latest in seamless garment technology, we have become a leading company in the design, manufacture and supply of knitwear and Jersey. We have an extensive supply chain in the UK and Europe and access to a vast array of yarns and fabrics, coupled with dyeing facilities in France. This gives us maximum flexibility and speed. Providing a spectrum of gauges from 3 through to 14 we can cater for all types of clients, with a variety of construction methodologies including overlocking, cup seaming and linking.
Our Shima Seiki knitting machines offer extra flexibility when knitting extremely slack structure or when takedown may be an issue.
We have Stoll gauges 2,5.2 and 6.2. This allows us to produce fabrics from 3gg through to 12gg
We offer a fully fashion knitwear service using cup seaming, linking or combination of both. Aswell as conventional cut and sew knitwear using overlooking.
1976Tom Singh rebuilds broken knitting machine
1976Tom starts supplying market traders
1979Exports begin to Germany and the rest of Europe
1983TS moves to a new premises at Burnmoor Street
1985TS begins supplying brands on the high street
2006Second generation joins
2012Business moves from cut & sew knitwear to fully fashion
2013Further investment in fully fashion knitting machines
Tom started in the knitwear business in 1976, initially supplying market traders in the UK and abroad. He gradually moved to supplying wholesalers and then high street retailers and many of those connections remain strong to this day.
As a supplier to brands our ethical code of practice forms the core of our business. We have procedures in place to ensure we maintain the highest quality production by following clear ethical guidelines. The fair and dignified treatment of staff and their well being is of the utmost importance to us.
As a family-run business we are extremely passionate about the people we employ and the clothes that together we produce. We remain committed to following the strictest of sustainable and ethical codes while creating value for our employees, customers and wider community.
As well as audits by a number of brand customers we are also Fast Forward accredited and registered on Sedex where you are welcome to connect with us and view our most recent SMETA audits.We regularly attend ETI meetings to discuss industry standards and maintain a dialogue with all invested parties.
We create prototypes to our clients specifications, whether that be a full tech pack, sketch, garment or photo we can make it a reality. Our team has many years of experience and ensure all of our garments fit perfectly.
Once the client has sealed the prototype we require an official purchase order. At this stage we will provide you with a production slot and delivery date for your order to be completed.
We follow a strict sealing process and will only begin production once the customer has passed the garment as suitable for production. Our aim is to have the fit passed first time but we are happy to re-fit as necessary to ensure the product is right.
Our in house production capacity is approximately 40,000 pcs per month, however we have scalable production through our satellite factories around the UK and Romania for larger production runs. We have available the following gauges: 3, 5, 7, 10, 12 & 14.
We adhere to a strict QC process starting at the point of knitting where each individual machine is checked several times a day to ensure stitch length and garment weight is kept within tight tolerances. Our roving QC ensures all stitching is to the required standard and we implement a broken needle policy. We also have a garment inspection team responsible for checking every single garment we produce.
Our average lead time is 4 weeks for new garments and can be 1-2 weeks for repeats depending on volume and yarn availability. Lead times from Romania are between 6-7 weeks. Our speed gives our clients the valuable market information required to know what is selling and to get repeats in quickly allowing them to trade a winning item effectively. This also reduces the risk involved with buying so far in advance and reducing the need for capital to be locked up in LC's etc.
Like our clients our aim is to make a product that flies off the shelves! At this stage the garment is already sealed and we will be in a position to replenish your stock extremely quickly, ensuring you obtain the maximum yield from every product you create with us.
We are always happy to talk about our company and production process and welcome trade and public enquiries alike.
To contact us use the form to left or on the details below:
TS Knitwear UK Ltd
80 Burnmoor Street,