A Whalley-based shoe company has unveiled a limited edition England rugby shirt in collaboration with Cotton Traders.

LANX will be selling the shirt with a red rose representing England and Lancashire, and it is already proving to be popular with fans across the county and beyond.

It is being released in time for the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off in France next month.

LANX founder Marco Vaghetti said: “The LANX rugby shirt has been in development for over a year, largely because we had to search the length and breadth of the UK to find a British factory who still made rugby shirts to the very high standard of quality we required.

“As soon as we made them available to pre-order online around half were snapped up immediately.

“The shirt has the classic thickness and relaxed fit of a traditional rugby shirt, meaning it fits just as well on men as women.

“With the design, we kept things simple in tribute to England shirts of the past.

"The off-white fabric was chosen to give a vintage aesthetic, along with the bold stripes on the sleeves.

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“The left chest has an English rose, inspired by the RFU rose, but adapted to reflect LANX.

"The right chest includes the LANX Traders logo, which is a nod to Cotton Traders, the British clothing brand that supplied the official 1995 England kit.”

Marco believes the shirt is a great way to celebrate England in a host of ways, supporting the national team during the upcoming world cup and also supporting English creators and traditional manufacturers.

LANX is known for supporting rugby teams and have previously collaborated with Sale Sharks, Leicester Tigers, Wigan Warriors and England Rugby League and is now the official formal footwear provider for Wales Rugby Union for the next three years.

The Welsh team will be putting their best foot forward in a pair of custom LANX shoes featuring the WRU logo ahead of the World Cup.

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