Corgi was founded in 1892 by Carmarthenshire draper Rhys Jones who, having purchased some second-hand knitting machines, began to produce thigh-high woollen stockings for the local colliers. He then began to produce a range of finer quality socks, ideal for men to wear to chapel on Sundays. Now, some 120 years and four generations later, the company is managed by Rhys’ great, great grandchildren Chris Jones and Lisa Wood.
Corgi continues to design and produce hand-knitted wool, cotton and cashmere socks and knitwear for men and women of the very highest quality in the same Carmarthenshire town it was established. Corgi was awarded a Royal Warrant in 1989 by His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales. This has become a mark of quality for the company’s products across the world, and is regarded with enormous pride by everyone at Corgi.