Cro’Jack is the brainchild of Dean Batty and Daljit Mehat who for a number of years have been looking at establishing their own brand label - supplying first-class clothing that is manufactured in the UK, ensuring a strong and authentic British image.
Dean has worked for a number of highly established brands such as Napapijri, Masons and Fiorucci - all top-end Italian companies. It was partly due to the takeover of Napapijiri some years ago by the American giant VF, which prompted Dean to decide to start something of his own and invest himself fully in this brand.
Daljit has been involved in the textile industry for over 40 years, working in the UK, Western Europe and the Far East, which has resulted in the establishment of a worldwide sourcing network. However, his passion still remains with the UK manufacturing facility and developing and growing this asset as far as it can go.
Design and sourcing is taken care of by Dean and Lisa Batty. Lisa with her extensive history and experience in design is an ideal compliment to Dean with her experience as senior designer for the prestigious brand Belstaf, which was formerly another British outerwear brand. Lisa is also a very experienced pattern cutter and she recently worked for the global brand Paul Smith, until she left to join the Cro'Jack team and help provide us with the classic and enthralling garments we have today.
Based in the heart of the Midlands, the manufacturing facility was established in the late 1950’s by the father of one of Cro'Jack's founders. Nearly 60 years later it has grown to be the largest clothing manufacturer in the area, employing over 180 employees.
The Factory now offers an unrivalled garment design and manufacturing service, utilising the latest manufacturing techniques, which has helped to enrich its reputation as one of the leading British manufacturers.
All of the machinists working at the factory have experience in many fields, and this knowledge has all been harnessed by the Cro’Jack team to supply all of our customers with unique, technical and highly functional garments. The Cro’Jack team fully supports British manufacturing and is proud to throw its weight behind the factory team and produce true British technical Clothing.