Founded in 1892, Corgi Hosiery is a small knitwear company that provides the socks on Prince Charles’s feet and the jumper worn by his grandson, Prince George in is official portrait released this week.
The family run company based in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, has been a Royal Warrant holder since 1989.
Socks for the future King and a jumper for the third in line to the throne have increased the company’s visibility. Due to the demand for its hand-made products, Corgi has increased its production and hired an additional 30 people to meet the new demands.
Managing Director Chris Jones, who runs the company with his sister Lisa Wood, said: “Consumers are willing to spend that little bit more on high-quality, UK-made products and that is what we specialise in here at Corgi.”
The company recently released a collection of socks based on recommendation by Prince Charles. The socks are the colours of the nine regiments or battalions of which The Prince is Colonel or Colonel-in-Chief of.
A proportion of all sales will go to Combat Stress, which works with British veterans who experience mental health problems.
Combat Stress was founded in 1919 following World War I. Since 2003, The Prince of Wales has been Patron.
More on Prince Charles, Combat Stress and its history may be found here in a previous report on Royal Central.
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