The original North
A classic outdoor sweater with suede patches made from natural undyed British wool
In either crew or vee neck styled with a distinctive double tramline on the front
A fine knit quarter zip sweater with suede patches and a distinctive double tramline down the front.Made from pure British wool
A fine knit classic sweater in crew or vee neck, with a distinctive double tramline down the front. Made with pure British wool
A fine knit sweater, in either a crew or vee neck with suede patches. Made from pure British wool
The original chunky rib knit woolly pully sweater. This jumper comes in various different styles and is made from pure British wool.
A heavy rib knit cardigan with suede patches. Made with pure British wool.
This classic norwegian sweater is made from pure British wool and is guaranteed to keep you warm.
We have a great selection of embroidery for certain products in store!
The Submariner's sweater has been manufactured by us for many years for the British Royal Navy. With its roll neck, deep welt (hem) and cuffs and an internal reinforcement patch to the neck/shoulder seam, it is made to an original 70 year old specification. The Submariners sweater is made using a 3-fold 100% pure new British wool, especially treated to...
A modern fine knit classic crew neck sweater, with washable suede patches at shoulder and elbow and distinctive knitted tramlines. 100% pure new British wool classic jumper Crew neck with curved suede patches With distinctive knitted tramlines detail Embroidery options available
A modern fine knit classic vee neck sweater, with washable suede patches at shoulder and elbow and distinctive knitted tramlines. 100% Pure New British Wool Classic Jumper Crew Neck with Curved Suede Patches With distinctive knitted tramlines detail Embroidery options available
Specializing in quality wool jumpers, Outdoor Knitwear is part of the privately-owned Kempton Clothing group, whose origins date back to 1922 in our home city of Leicester. Today, we still uphold the traditional values of our founder, Thomas Kempton.
From the 1920s through to the 1960s, T W Kempton Limited became the default knitwear manufacturer for defense organizations the world over, producing famous and high performance wear including the ‘Woolly Pully' and the ‘Submariner Sweater’, which we still proudly produce to this day.
By 1980, the company employed over 1,600 staff involved in producing our premium knitwear for high street multiples, retail chains and fashion groups.
By 1989, the market in the UK had changed dramatically and the company withdrew from the fashion woolly jumper knitwear business, returning to its core values and traditional strengths in the military, uniform and corporate markets and becoming known as T W Kempton (Corporate Clothing) Limited.
During the last 25 years, the company has continued to be a major manufacturer of military, uniform and corporate knitwear and clothing, with sales to over 30 countries.
We have also undergone planned expansion into PPE body armor products, with our successful 'Fortis' ballistic protection brand. The recent acquisition of Commando Knitwear brought another dimension to the business, which has subsequently been rebranded as 'Outdoor Knitwear', a quality manufacturer of country woolly jumpers and knitwear under the 'Woolly Pully' and 'Niffi' brands, together with the newly introduced 'Niffi Nautical' brand.