Yorkshire Textiles

Led by Leeds Fashion Works

Outfits designed for us by students at Huddersfield University
Outfits designed for us by students at Huddersfield University
Wool is very versatile
Wool is very versatile
Yorkshire Blue Weave
Yorkshire Blue Weave
Interactive exhibit at Behind the Seams
Interactive exhibit at Behind the Seams
Milled Weave
Milled Weave
From the Harvey Nichols Leeds menswear display
From the Harvey Nichols Leeds menswear display
Purple Dress On A Manikin
“Purple Dress” – From the launch of Behind the Seams
Abstract Threads
Abstract Threads
Gabby Logan is fitted with her inauguration gown by Kate Duckworth
Gabby Logan is fitted with her inauguration gown by Kate Duckworth
Royal Guards Uniform On a Manikin
Royal Guards uniform are made by Hainsworth
Sunnybank Mill
Sunnybank Mill Textiles Archive
"Herringbone". A limestone sculpture inspired by local cloth
Yorkshire Textiles have inspired sculpture by Peter Maris
Man on a Loom
Hainsworth have restored machines at the Armley Mills Museum
Hainsworth Rainbow Cloth People Smiling
A Rainbow of Hainsworth fabrics
Kate Duckworth with one of her creations
Kate Duckworth with one of her creations
A piece from Susan Gaunt's archive
Wool is very versatile

“The Hainsworth Coat”. Worn by Honeysuckle Weeks. This photograph was taken following a Yorkshire Textiles venture between Hainsworth and leading Leeds couturiere, Anita Massarella

Wool is very versatile
"Herringbone". A limestone sculpture inspired by local cloth

“Herringbone”. A limestone sculpture inspired by local cloth, created for a Yorkshire Textiles exhibition by renowned stone carver and sculptor, Peter Maris.

Yorkshire Textiles have inspired sculpture by Peter Maris
Sunnybank Mill

Sunnybank Mill Farsley, Leeds

Sunnybank Mill Textiles Archive
Gabby Logan is fitted with her inauguration gown by Kate Duckworth

Gabby Logan having her custom made gown fitted before she was installed as the first Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University

Gabby Logan is fitted with her inauguration gown by Kate Duckworth
From the Harvey Nichols Leeds menswear display

Shirt drawers lined with cloth from Yorkshire mills at Harvey Nichols Leeds. Part of a Yorkshire Textiles exhibition at Harvey Nichols.

From the Harvey Nichols Leeds menswear display
Interactive exhibit at Behind the Seams

“The Pod Unzipped”.  Interactive educational exhibition for the garment manufacturing process. This is part of Leeds Fashion Works permanent exhibition at Armley Mills.

Interactive exhibit at Behind the Seams
Abstract Threads

The Art of Tailoring

Abstract Threads
Royal Guards Uniform On a Manikin

Iconic Hainsworth scarlet Queen’s Guard military jacket on display at Harvey Nichols Leeds. Hainsworth is renowned for fine woollen textiles, including its Melton’s, doeskin and barathea, and supplies cloth for many international luxury fashion brands and costumes for the film industry. Hainsworth’s cutting edge, technical textiles expertise allows it to produce specialist industrial fabrics, such as those found in performance-quality Steinway pianos.

Royal Guards uniform are made by Hainsworth
Yorkshire Blue Weave

Colourful Cloth. From the Sunny Bank Mill archive at Farsley, Leeds.

Yorkshire Blue Weave
Outfits designed for us by students at Huddersfield University

A collection of graduates’ designs recreated in Hainsworth cloth as part of a Leeds Fashion Works and Yorkshire Textiles project with Huddersfield University. The graduate designers were Bethany Winrow, Lisa Tibbs, Michelle Nash, Chloe Savage, Nicole Goodwin and Kate Duckworth

Outfits designed for us by students at Huddersfield University
Hainsworth Rainbow Cloth People Smiling

Yorkshire Textiles delivers colourful cloth to local charities.

A Rainbow of Hainsworth Fabrics
Purple Dress On A Manikin

“English Eccentrics”. Devore velvet dress. Part of the “Behind the Seams” permanent exhibition owned by Leeds Fashion Works, celebrating the skills of the UK fashion industry, based at Leeds Industrial Museum.

“Purple Dress” – From the launch of Behind the Seams

A piece from textile designer Susan Gaunt’s textile archive at Sunnybank Mill

A piece from Susan Gaunt’s archive
Man on a Loom

Spinning mule. Supported by Hainsworth. Part of the permanent exhibition of Yorkshire textiles at Armley Mills Leeds Industrial Museum

Hainsworth have restored machines at the Armley Mills Museum
Milled Weave

“Perfect Pinstripe”

Milled Weave
Kate Duckworth with one of her creations

Kate Duckworth, fashion graduate, with the Hainsworth doeskin skirt and black leather military inspired jacket she designed during a collaboration between Leeds Fashion Works / Yorkshire Textiles, local manufacturers and Huddersfield University

Kate Duckworth with one of her creations
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The Yorkshire Textiles umbrella was initiated by Leeds Fashion Works, whose founder members are :-

Suzy Shepherd

  • Fashion, Retail & Marketing Adviser

Carolyn Lord

  • Project Facilitator
  • Solicitor
  • Governor of Leeds Trinity University

 Paul Forbes OBE

  • Educational Consultant

Andew Homer

  • Accountant

It is the imbued excellence, the quality of the products and specialist skills that have led to the utilisation of Yorkshire Textiles by global brands. The sector in the Leeds City Region can build further on the connections between Yorkshire Textiles and internationally renowned fashion houses.

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Supported by Leeds City Council

 
Supported by Leeds City Council

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