A group of women who thought their skills were no longer in demand have found a new lease of life at a onesie manufacturer.
After leaving school the women worked in the rag trade as machinists and sewers and thought they had a job for life.
But the dramatic decline of the region’s clothing manufacturing business saw them in other jobs until The All-in-One Company came calling.
And now the business is trying to find more skilled staff to meet the demand for its handmade onesies.
Company founder Kate Dawson, who employs 21 people at her factory in Ashington, said: “We’re gearing up for our busiest time of the year. There must be hundreds of machinists out there who lost their jobs when so many companies failed and I would really like to find where they are.”