Pennine Weavers

Pennine Weavers Ltd was established as a Commission Weaver by our current Chairman, John Hodges, in 1969. Prior to this North Beck Mills had been home to Smith Brothers & Foster, a renowned manufacturer of wool and wool blend suitings. Smith Bros was established by John Arthur Smith in 1913,
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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