Hosiery manufacturer Aristoc has linked up with UK brand John Smedley for a "Best of British" socks and tights range.

The Derby-based manufacturer has begun showcasing the new range, which includes tights and knee highs, with its launch slated for AW08.

The collection features John Smedley's trademark argyle patterns - normally featured on its socks - and is made using New Zealand Merino Wool, the companies said.