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The Yorkshire Year of the Textile

The University of Leeds, inspired by the region’s rich textile heritage and supported by Arts Council England, have been holding a series of events around the theme of textiles.

YT Visit Axminster after Dawson Wool Deal

Yorkshire company H. Dawson, leading players in the world wool supply trade, recently took a controlling share in Axminster Carpets. After checking out their ground breaking loom at the local museum, we dropped in at their factory for a chat.

Leeds Wool Festival

Saturday 4th June 2016 was another great day at the ever growing and popular Woolfest at Armley Mills, Leeds Industrial Museum. A sunny day and all things woolly attracted a huge attendance and provided a perfect setting for a very successful event for the team at Armley Mills.

Armley Mill Team Defy the Floods

The team at Armley Mill, Leeds Industrial Museum working through their Christmas holidays to save exhibits from flood damage. The cleanup is now complete and the museum has reopened.

YT a Partner at Manufactured Yorkshire 2016

Yorkshire Textiles were pleased to be a partner at the Manufactured Yorkshire 2016 event. A diverse array of manufacturers from across the region filled the Centenary Pavilion at Elland Road in Leeds for the event on 11th May 2016.

Women’s Day Fashion Show

Leeds celebrated International Women’s Day 2016 in style at the Town Hall with a programme of events around the achievements of women in the district, including a fashion show. Judith Blake, Leeds City Council’s first woman leader, hosted the day.

West Riding Mill Regeneration Plans

Yorkshire Textiles welcomes Historic England’s plans to help us by bringing more empty textile mills back into use across West Yorkshire.

England Team Wear Yorkshire Cloth

Marks and Spencer, the official tailor to the England team, has chosen cloth woven by Alfred Brown Worsted Mills in Leeds for the England football team’s suits.

Burberry comes to town

The iconic British company that kitted out Roald Amundsen and Ernest Shackleton plans to open a £50m weaving facility in Leeds so that it can treble production of its world-famous trench coats.

MOBO Cap Collaboration

A warm welcome is being given to the MOBO awards being hosted in Leeds with a flat cap! Yorkshire Textiles in collaboration with Kempadoo Millar have created a limited edition cap to celebrate the event.

Yorkshire Textiles Logo

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