The Private White V.C. clothing brand is manufactured in its very own factory, nestled in the heart of Manchester. The factory is currently run and managed by World War I Victoria Cross recipient Private Jack White’s great grandchildren who all share his undying love, passion and dedication to British textiles and local industry.
The factory has been in operation for over 100 years and continues to produce garments in an honest and traditional way; only using the finest British fabrics, trims and components, sourced locally where possible.
The wealth of manufacturing history within the factory gives rich heritage to the Private White V.C. brand and with it, generations of experience in designing and crafting garments.
Every stage of the production process is carried out lovingly, by hand. Only the finest, skilled craftsman are employed to create the brand’s garments and do so with extraordinary attention to detail.
"Only the finest, skilled craftsman are employed to create the brand’s garments and do so with extraordinary attention to detail."
Original machinery and tools take centre stage at the factory, with equipment such as the Manchester-made T.Walker & Co. cutting machine, dating back to the 1950s, still playing a vital role in the manufacturing process.
Private White V.C welcomes visitors to the factory for guided tours. Guests are able to view the entire production process and following the tour, are able to purchase the very styles they have witnessed being made in our on-site store. Please note that our factory tours last around 45 minutes and are free for parties of 5 persons or less. We have several tours for university or school groups, so for larger groups of 5 persons or more a small charge will apply. The factory has an early finish on Fridays so tours only operate at 10:00am and is closed on all bank holidays. Unfortunately, we don't currently have disabled access at this time.
Available Tour Times - excluding bank holidays:
Monday - Thursday 10:00am or 2:00pm