Prepare for the Fleecy Blinders.
Yes, we’ve had Peaky Blinders caps, coats, even Shelby spirits and toiletries.
Now get ready to don your Blinders Christmas jumpers.
The knitwear presents an all-in-one Brummie mobster look. The design features a white shirt and black tie, dark grey waistcoat with a gold pocket watch and black overcoat details.
The back carries the words, “have a Blinder” with gold trim and snowflake motifs.
The jumper, starting at £32.99, has been made by “notjust”, a social enterprise with a track record for outlandish seasonal woolies. In 2017, it brought the nation the Greggs Christmas jumper – a homage to the high street bakery that has, to date, raised £80,000 for charity.
Fifty per cent of profits from the Peaky party outfit will go to mental health charities.
This year notjust has also released their first recycled collection featuring knitwear that pay homage to David Attenborough, Princess Diana, the Three Lions and Cryptocurrency. The unisex Christmas jumpers range from £19.99 to £49.99 and come in a variety of sizes from XS to XXL.
Strictly Come Dancing, Louis Theroux, Dua Lipa and Lewis Capaldi sweaters will also return in a limited run.
Matt Clarke, founder of notjust, said: “With the much-anticipated return of the Shelby family to our screens we thought it was time to release this knit for a final limited edition run. The Peaky look has achieved legendary status and we’re making sure that carries over into Christmas. So by order of the Peaky Blinders get your hands on this festive knit and have a blinder!
“To produce one of these premium quality knits in the UK is time-consuming, highly specialised and technically intricate work. Using the latest hi-tech knitting machines, it takes 45 minutes to weave the front and back sections, the sleeves are cut by hand and the collar attached by carefully feeding each jumper into a separate machine – all done by expert craftspeople.
“These jumpers are designed to last and to be worn again year after year, with domestic production keeping carbon emissions to a minimum.”
The company seems to have hit on a winner. Peaky knitwear is a purler of an idea.
Birmingham’s infamous angry mob have now become an angora mob!
BrumWish 2021 aims to get thousands of Christmas gifts to young children in need across our city – the homeless, the vulnerable, kids in care and kids who have little.
This year’s appeal is bigger and better than ever – because we have teamed up with our partners at #Toys4Birmingham, including Thrive Together Birmingham, the Birmingham Playcare Network, the Edgbaston Foundation and Birmingham Forward Steps.
Also involved are Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Barnardo’s, Spurgeon’s children’s charity, the Springfield project in Sparkhill, St Paul’s Community Development Trust and Your Local Pantry, which runs food hubs in 12 locations across Birmingham and the Black Country.
You can buy a gift from the #Brumwish Amazon Wishlist here.
Or you can collect and drop off donations of new and nearly new toys and gifts to special donation days at Edgbaston Stadium, B5 7QU, on Saturday November 27, Friday December 3 and Saturday December 4, from 11am to 3pm, where volunteers will be waiting to see you.
Brand new or nearly new, unwrapped gifts, books and toys for all ages will be accepted.
You can also donate cash, which will go into a fund held by a charity partner to use to plug gaps or buy specialist toys for children with additional needs. This is the link to make a donation.
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