The Albion Knitting Co. is a sister company of the Alpha Tops Group which is an international textile trading company with its head office in Geneva, Switzerland. The Alpha Tops Group is the number one exporter of cashmere, alpaca and mohair to Europe, cashmere coming through the Alphatex company and alpaca and mohair through our associate companies Incalpaca in Peru and Cape Mohair Spinners in South Africa.    Alphatex is also well known in Europe as being one of the best knitters in northern China catering to the needs of global luxury brands such as Chloe, See By Chloe, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs among others.

The Albion Knitting Co. is the latest addition to our group and was established in north London in April 2014.  Albion was envisioned to be first industrial scale fully fashioned flat knitter established in London in the last eighty years and targets luxury brands based in London who appreciate to have both sampling and production on their doorstep.   Drawing on the considerable skills of Alphatex and other companies in the group we have assembled a team in London that is currently knitting for

Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, See by Chloe, Chinti & Parker, Victoria Beckham, Alfred Dunhill and other designers and luxury brands.

Albion is located a stone’s throw from Finsbury Park and equipped with fifteen Stoll knitting machines with gauges from 2-16GG including the very latest generation of ADF technology.   Albion is a fully vertical modern knitting, linking and wet finishing plant equipped with Mentasti washing, drying and automatic pressing tables and Exacta linking and cup seaming. In this respect we are autonomous and able to delver a fully factored product be that for sampling or production.   Albion’s capacity for fully fashioned flat knitted garments is 5000 pieces per month.

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Chris Murphy and Jamie O’Neill
The Albion Knitting Co. LTD