Croeso i Gorgi - Welcome to Corgi!
The picture above was taken just forty seven years ago. It shows Glyn Jones examining a pair of freshly made Argyll socks. Glyn was the grandfather of Chris Jones and Lisa Wood, current joint managing directors of Corgi, who also happen to be great great grandchildren of Corgi’s founder Rhys Jones – part of an unbroken line of five generations of Jones making Corgi socks and knitwear.
What, I wonder, would Glyn have made of it all, blogs and facebook and twitter and internet and all the rest of it? Some things never change though, one of those things being the way Corgi makes socks and knitwear, with the same care and attention to detail they’ve been making them with for over one hundred years, and in some cases with the same machinery! You can read more about that in the Our Socks and Knitwear section of this site.
Corgi’s aim is to produce the finest socks and knitwear available anywhere, and with this website, to create an environment and experience to allow you to get to know and enjoy our products. Our new website incorporates easy to use navigation, along with a better shopping area featuring a mouse over zoom which gives some sense of the feel and quality of Corgi products. You’ll also see facebook links, as we strike out into the world of social media.
You can expect to find contributions from different people on this blog, on topics such as fashion news, with reports on new designs, trends and colours for the upcoming season from Lisa and Hayley and the rest of the design team, and from guest writers as well. We’ll tell you something about us as a company and the community we live in – Ammanford in Dyfed (or as it’s known in English, Carmarthenshire), Wales. For those of you who know South Wales, we’re not far from the historic town of Llandeilo.
Some fine tuning remains to be done to our website, and more products and styles will be added. The Bespoke Knitwear service will be phased in gradually over the next few months.
Finally, of course, we look forward to hearing from you, what you think of our products, our company, and also maybe what you’d like to see from us as well.