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Historical manufacturer no. 5: Speedo

Speedo has become an iconic brand and image known all around the world, but its origins hark right back to the early days of clothing manufacturing in Sydney. The brand’s founder, Scottish emigrant Alexander McRae, opened knitting and clothing factories around Sydney during the early 20th century. He started with a Regent Street knitting mill […]

Historical manufacturer no. 4: KingGee

Robert Adcock founded KingGee in Sydney in 1926, with a focus on durable and practical work wear. The very first pair of the brand’s iconic overalls was actually produced by Adcock in a tiny rented home in Rawson Place, laying the foundations for a wider range of workwear that soon became known for it’s quality […]