The guernsey becomes a fashion must-have
Thursday 4th November 2010, 2:29PM GMT.
GUERNSEY’S favourite jumper is set to go global after being adopted by iconic fashion label Fred Perry.
When the company – the brand of choice for celebrities, fashion followers, music lovers and sports fans – decided it wanted to include the guernsey in its latest collection, it was determined not to settle for second-best.
It came direct to the island’s specialist producer at Rue des Marais in the Vale.
Arthur Eldridge, co-owner of Guernsey Woollens Ltd, said the fame of the island’s prized pullover, long favoured by local fishermen, was growing.
‘Guernseys had started to get fashionable and, rather than doing a lookalike version, they wanted to do the real thing.’
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