Yorkshire Textiles were delighted to have been a core part of the UKTI/UKFT Grand Depart Business Festival. Our Tour de Fleece collection was included centre stage in the fashion show - as featured on a BBC Look North report. We're proud that our fabric's image was used for the official invitation - as well as the back cover of the beautiful event programme.
Sheep to fleece to finished product – the forty mile fleece, travelling just forty miles from fleece to fabric, celebrates the spotlight on Yorkshire with an eco cloth that highlights the skills, heritage and modern day innovation of woollen worsted textiles and clothing manufacture in the region.
Yorkshire Textiles was in the news again when the Wharfedale Observer covered our involvement in the development of the locally-made cloth we call the Tour de Fleece.
In a recent coup, the couture designer Anita Massarella has collaborated with Yorkshire Textiles to create a dress using the unique Tour de Fleece cloth which is to be shown as part of the ‘Textile Showcase and Fashion Show’ at the Grand Depart Business Festival to be held at the Carriageworks in Leeds on the 3rd of July. The event is an initiative by UK Trade & Investment and UK Fashion & Textiles in conjunction with Welcome to Yorkshire to celebrate the importance of Yorkshire textiles. With HRH Prince Charles as patron, Campaign for Wool is also backing the launch.
Yorkshire Textiles were instrumental in a 4 page article in The Big Issue magazine this month on the textiles industry in the North. This is another example of how we are helping drive the revival of the industry in the region. As well as reporting on our initiatives, the article covered intelligent textiles and the use of textiles in the automotive and aeronatutical industries, as well as the less unexpected topics of high quality woollen clothing and how we are helping the resurgence by showcasing and promoting innovative projects.