By Erica Ratcliffe, Oct 22 2014 07:53PM
The Christmas Jumper Company, the team that has been creating and producing one of the largest collections of festive knitwear around the UK since 2008, has launched a brand new range for 2014 Autumn/Winter season.
Festive knits from the Christmas jumper company are a concoction of retro kitsch designs mixed with a contemporary flair that makes them stand out from the crowd. Inspired by vintage sweaters from the 50s and 60s there festive knitwear is an investment for the future and will take pride of place at dinner tables on Christmas day and many years to come.
For 2014 they have created 7 unique designs to get your festive juices flowing, including Rudolph Reindeer, Frosty Snowman, Santa’s Elf and Perry Penguin!. There is also brand new ‘light up’ range, including twinkling gingerbread men for those wanting to add the ultimate razzle dazzle to their festive wardrobe.
Many of the brands festive knits have been featured on a number of prime time TV programmes including Coronation Street, This Morning, Celebrity Juice and Strictly, and they have worked with high profile clients such as Nintendo, Sony, Where’s Wally and Game of Thrones.
There Novelty jumpers have been spotted on the likes of Fearne Cotton, Holly Wolloughby, Rylan Clarke, James Arthur, Phillip Schofield and Alf from Home and Away!
The Christmas Jumper Company started life as the brainchild of Mancunian designer Erica Ratcliffe, working alongside her husband David, who also has a background in design and fashion, to grow the small business, starting from their kitchen room table. Along the way they have also found the time to launch SlouchPouch®; a new brand of designer winter and Christmas onesies to keep you warm as toast during the cold months.
“In recent years, Christmas jumpers have seen a huge jump in popularity, as more and more people go in search of that feeling of nostalgia brought about by these classic designs. Novelty Knits, which used to be confined to wearing around the dinner table on Christmas day and then banished to the back of the wardrobe for another year, are now becoming essential fashion accessories for the festive season. In the last few years we see them at Christmas parties, family photos and even pub crawls and nights out with friends!”