Established in 1893, the Bradford Textile Society is the oldest textile society in Britain, if not in the world. Despite all the changes which have taken place in the textile industry since its formation, the Society continues to thrive.
The Yorkshire Textiles umbrella was initiated by Leeds Fashion Works, whose founder members are :-
Fashion, Retail & Marketing Adviser
Governor of Leeds Trinity University
Paul Forbes OBE
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.