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:
Joseph H Clissold
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.