Harvey Nichols

15 January 2023


Yorkshire Textiles, led by Leeds Fashion Works, made the connection with the quality retail sector as the ideal platform for the promotion and growth in world presence of top end cloth. After convincing the major mill businesses of the strategy, the 2010 major Leeds Harvey Nichols store-wide display demonstrated that the fabric for much of the stock on the rails was Yorkshire Textiles.

And it was Yorkshire Textiles who brought them together for the first time and branded them collectively with that name. The mills involved were:

Abraham Moon
Alfred Brown
Arthur Harrison
Bower Roebuck
Edwin Woodhouse
John Cavendish
John Foster
Joseph H Clissold
Savile Clifford
Susan Gaunt / Sunnybank Textile Archive
Taylor & Lodge

During the promotion, the Yorkshire fabric theme ran across all four floors of the Leeds branch of the shop, allowing customers to experience the luxurious feel and finish of the cloths as well as their outstanding appearance. We also presented a specially commissioned Yorkshire magnesian limestone sculpture, Tapestry, by local sculptor Peter Maris. 

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.

Social Links

Supported by Leeds City Council

Supported by Leeds City Council