Aquascutum clothing factory in Corby sold
The former Aquascutum clothing factory in Corby, which closed with the loss of 115 jobs, has been sold to a firm which has pledged its commitment to making luxury clothes in the town.
Administrators were called in to Aquascutum earlier this year and the brand was eventually sold to YGM Trading - a Chinese firm.
The factory's new owner Swaine Adeney Brigg says manufacturing will continue.
The Norfolk firm is to take on between 25 to 30 former Aquascutum workers.
These skilled workers are being recruited to finish off 1,500 coats which remain in the factory for the new Chinese owners of the Aquascutum brand.Indiana Jones hat
It is hoped that new orders will come from YGM Trading.
Swaine Adeney Brigg also hopes many of its own products will be made in Corby.
Roger Gawn, chairman of Swaine Adeney Brigg - which was founded in 1750 - said: "We are very pleased because because Swaine Adeney Brigg has been in existence for 250 years and our workers are highly skilled, so to be able to get some very skilled workers in Corby that make make high quality clothing is a real joy.
"The thing we value most are our skilled workers. For us it is really positive to be able to get these skilled workers."
A royal warrant holder since 1893, Swaine Adeney Brigg - which makes luxury clothes, umbrellas and luggage - provided the iconic Indiana Jones hat for film director Steven Spielberg.