In a second helping of Doctor Who news, it’s the luxury brand Corgi that has climbed aboard the TARDIS, having partnered with BBC Studios to launch the range of Doctor Who knitwear worn by Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor in the latest series of the sci-fi soap opera.
Corgi’s Doctor Who range will include 100 per cent cashmere socks, wool socks, a cashmere scarf, a wool scarf and a hand-made cashmere and cotton blend jumper, all of which will be from yarns sustainably sourced from UK suppliers.
The knitwear, Corgi has stated, is made using traditional hand knitting techniques and hand finished to the “very highest standard”. All the products are made in the UK at Corgi’s factory in Ammanford, Wales.
The range was designed by costume designer Ray Holman (Doctor Who, Torchwood) for the Thirteenth Doctor’s costume and is now available to fans across the world for the first time.
Holman said: “I chose to work with Corgi after visiting the factory and seeing the high quality materials they use and the beautiful products they create. As a small company in the heart of Wales the craft of knitting is still very much alive and we were able to use these skills in the creation of the jumpers, socks and scarves for this range. It has been a pleasure to work with Corgi and create such a wonderful range of garments for The Doctor.”
Corgi is a Welsh, family-run company producing luxury socks and knitwear. Established in 1892, the company is still located in a small Welsh mining town and has developed a reputation as a leading luxury sock and knitwear brand.
The company was awarded a Royal Warrant by HRH the Prince of Wales in 1988, and continues to supply the Royal family with knitted goods. The launch of the range coincides with a royal visit at the Corgi factory in Wales, with Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal arriving to meet staff in her capacity as President of the UK Fashion & Textile industry.
Princess Anne was shown the new Doctor Who range as part of this visit, and presented with a cashmere Doctor Who scarf as a gift.
Chris Jones at Corgi, added: “We’re very excited to be working with BBC Studios on a product range for Doctor Who. Working with the creative team, we have produced a beautiful line of distinctive knitwear and socks that deliver both style and high quality that we hope fans will love.”