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Inverallan

moimael

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I just received a shetland sweater from Inverallan, and I was surprised to see "IN" as the country of origin on the customs form (I had to pay 18% duties as a result, I'm in Canada). After contacting Inverallan, they informed me that all of their sweaters were made in India, which is not written anywhere on their website.

A bit disappointed.

Here is the answer I got from them:

Hi <name>,

Yes our garments are knitted in India, all our yarn etc is sourced from the UK, however our knitting is carried out in India and then the items are shipped back to ourselves for us to go through various processes here. For a garment to be knitted in the UK you would be looking to pay much much more I'm afraid.

I hope you understand and have a nice day

Kind Regards

Shannon
I guess it's good news for US buyers, they won't have to pay the 25% tarrif on Made in UK clothing...
 

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How bizarre. No that Indians cannot knit pullovers, but don´t they specifically push the story on their homepage, that this is a regional industry policy with old experiences folks doing the knitting somewhere on the islands?

As long as quality-control is ensured, you should be able to enjoy a fine pullover, I assume
 

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How bizarre. No that Indians cannot knit pullovers, but don´t they specifically push the story on their homepage, that this is a regional industry policy with old experiences folks doing the knitting somewhere on the islands?

As long as quality-control is ensured, you should be able to enjoy a fine pullover, I assume
The sweater is fine and I'm happy about it. I'm not too happy that I had to pay extra duties for it because of the lack of transparency.
 

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How bizarre. No that Indians cannot knit pullovers, but don´t they specifically push the story on their homepage, that this is a regional industry policy with old experiences folks doing the knitting somewhere on the islands?

As long as quality-control is ensured, you should be able to enjoy a fine pullover, I assume
I think their pullovers are mostly machine-knitted, hence the term "hand-framed" on their website.

Sadly, Shannon from Inverallan gave me a similar explanation. It seems like back in the 2000s the U.K. passed legislation that required companies like Inverallan to pay all employees an hourly wage instead of however much they made per-garment. They decided to outsource instead of taking on the big increase in overhead.

Sad, but I buy most of my knits from other scottish companies as it is already.

I do agree that their marketing is very misleading on this.
 

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I think their pullovers are mostly machine-knitted, hence the term "hand-framed" on their website.

Sadly, Shannon from Inverallan gave me a similar explanation. It seems like back in the 2000s the U.K. passed legislation that required companies like Inverallan to pay all employees an hourly wage instead of however much they made per-garment. They decided to outsource instead of taking on the big increase in overhead.

Sad, but I buy most of my knits from other scottish companies as it is already.

I do agree that their marketing is very misleading on this.
Man, what a shitty policy they made....

If it´s any consolation, the iphone is made in China and but designed&assembled in the US&A. Mercedes is made in Africa and Spain. Even the Champagne region is now redefined/expanded, that it is not related to the terroir anymore.
 

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Hi, I bought a 6A inverallan 40. It's too small. I'm 6ft (1m83), 175lbs (80kg) and my naked chest is 40". Do you think that 42 will be enough or I need to go at 44? I want to be confortable, relaxe, a little bit baggy, but not too baggy. I like layering and I want keep it a few years (maybe the posibility to continu to wear it if I gain 10lbs... I usualy wear 40 in my clothe.
 
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Hi, I bought a 6A inverallan 40. It's too small. I'm 6ft (1m83), 175lbs (80kg) and my naked chest is 40". Do you think that 42 will be enough or I need to go at 44? I want to be confortable, relaxe, a little bit baggy, but not too baggy. I like layering and I want keep it a few years (maybe the posibility to continu to wear it if I gain 10lbs... I usualy wear 40 in my clothe.
Inverallan sizes, like a lot of british knitwear makers, are garnment sizes, not chest sizes. So if you have a 40 inches chest, you'd need a size 42 (means the sweater is 42 inches at the chest) for a regular fit, 44 for something more relaxed.
 

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Inverallan sizes, like a lot of british knitwear makers, are garnment sizes, not chest sizes. So if you have a 40 inches chest, you'd need a size 42 (means the sweater is 42 inches at the chest) for a regular fit, 44 for something more relaxed.
Thx for your answer!
 

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Anyone know how to differentiate the Inverallan tags? I'm aware of a red tag (I'm guessing made in pre-2000s or so), a green tag and another green tag (presumably changed when they moved to India?). There's also the green Strathtay tag for the made for USA market.
 

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