British Apparel Textiles for Autumn/Winter 2022/3
From modern elegance to heritage classics, the UK apparel textile industry has it all! Offering sophisticated couture fabrics, contemporary worsted tailoring fabrics, heritage tweeds and tartans, embroidered textiles, knitted fabrics and more, the British textile industry has an international reputation for high-quality, exquisitely crafted textiles backed up by excellent customer service and attention to detail.
Looking ahead to the A/W 22/23 season, British apparel textile companies strike a confident pose, with a rich array of bright, stand-out designs. Internationally renowned for their exquisite quality and intelligent production techniques, British textiles are unique in exuding their heritage, while at the same time creating up-to-date contemporary looks fit for today’s discerning consumers. From crisp and classic, through to wool denims and fancy couture fabrics, British apparel textiles companies present a rich and varied selection of innovative techniques. Innovative and extrovert textile designs continue to be a key feature of the British textile offer and their intricate weaves and extravagant embroideries are sought out by design houses the world over.
British apparel textiles companies strike the ultimate balance between nature and beauty, demonstrating their dedication to achieving sustainability goals through innovative manufacturing techniques and the use of sustainable fibres where possible.
British Textile Week 2021 is co-ordinated by UKFT and supported by The Clothworkers’ Company and the Campaign for Wool.
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Moon is a UK manufacturer of quality woollen fabrics and accessories which works with some of the most famous names in fashion and interiorsFIND OUT MORE
Alex Begg crafts exquisite woven accessories from finest cashmere, silk, and wool blend yarns at its mill in Ayr, on the West Coast of ScotlandFIND OUT MORE
London-based Ananas Anam is a B-Corp™ certified company responsible for developing innovative plant-based textiles disrupting the world of fashion materials and leading the way in sustainabilityFIND OUT MORE
Embracing traditional craftsmanship and timeless design, Araminta Campbell creates exceptional textiles that express Scotland’s natural beauty and weaving heritageFIND OUT MORE
Bella Tela uses inspiration and creative genius to collaborate with customers and develop innovative textilesFIND OUT MORE
Calzeat & Co Ltd is a weaver of fabrics and accessories for the home and fashion markets. In addition to Dobbies, the company has many years of specialising in jacquard woven textilesFIND OUT MORE
Heritage runs deep at County Brook Mill. Textiles have been woven on this site for over 200 years with the Mitchell family, now in its fourth generation, weaving here since 1907FIND OUT MORE
Escorial fabrics are produced exclusively at Luxury Fabrics Ltd and Joshua Ellis & Co from a fibre that is so rare it can only be found in small flock numbers in southern Australia and New ZealandFIND OUT MORE
Fox Brothers has produced woollen and worsted fabric in Wellington, Somerset for nearly two hundred and fifty years. Today Fox Brothers weaves cloth for the world's leading luxury brandsFIND OUT MORE
Hainsworth has been weaving the look of iconic England at their fully vertical Yorkshire mill since 1783, today offering premium woollen apparel fabrics utilised by discerning designers and tailorsFIND OUT MORE
Hand and Lock
Hand & Lock is London’s oldest embroidery house, founded in 1767, providing embellishment services to the Royal Family, European design houses, the Royal Armed Forces, Savile Row and the publicFIND OUT MORE
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Heathcoat Fabrics has an international reputation for innovation and quality, supplying a range of apparel and high technology technical textiles to diverse markets around the worldFIND OUT MORE
Henry Bertrand has been weaving luxury fabrics in the UK and Europe for over 130 years using the finest yarns, offering an extensive stock service of pure silks and silk blends, and bespoke itemsFIND OUT MORE
Heritage Weavers, based in Huddersfield, England, supply luxury tailoring cloths to discerning designers around the world, specialising in the manufacture of Made in England fabricsFIND OUT MORE
Huddersfield Fine Worsteds
Huddersfield Fine Worsteds is an internationally renowned cloth merchant supplying the world’s leading design houses and most prestigious tailors with woollen and worsted fabrics of superior qualityFIND OUT MORE
Huddersfield Cloth are wholesalers and merchants of premium apparel textile fabrics, supplying cut lengths to tailors, designers and retailers around the worldFIND OUT MORE
Jenny King Embroidery
Jenny King Embroidery has been established since 2003 and specialises in Irish machine embroidery which creates free hand satin stitchFIND OUT MORE
With an international reputation for high quality worsted suiting and jacketing fabrics in natural fibres, John Foster has been at the forefront of the textile industry since 1819FIND OUT MORE
Johnstons of Elgin
The touch and feel of Johnstons of Elgin’s sumptuous fibres are what makes their designs unique. This season’s Cashmere and Merino Wool accessories and Home Interiors fabrics boast innovative texturesFIND OUT MORE
Joseph H Clissold
Joseph H Clissold offers a wide range of fabrics to meet the requirements for today’s more relaxed trends. Utilising their vast archive, the design team have reinvented vintage looksFIND OUT MORE
Joshua Ellis was established in 1767 and today creates the most exclusive fabrics and accessories with skills passed down through generations from cashmere, camel hair, wool, lambswool and EscorialFIND OUT MORE
Kinalba, based in Galashiels – the heart of the Scottish Borders, is the new cashmere accessory brand created by husband and wife team, Sinclair and Debbie PatersonFIND OUT MORE
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Laurent Garigue high-quality sustainable fabrics have been manufactured in Yorkshire since 1947, supplying Haute Couture houses and leading designers worldwideFIND OUT MORE
Liberty Fabrics has been at the cutting-edge of design & decorative arts since 1875 and now forms an international wholesale business, working with retailers, brands and designersFIND OUT MORE
Linton Tweeds produces luxurious, fancy tweed fabrics in innovative woven structures, for fashion houses around the world. All fabrics have been woven on site at the mill in Carlisle since 1912FIND OUT MORE
Dating back to 1947 Lochcarron have been creating and weaving their tartans, fabrics, and accessories in Selkirk in the heart of the Scottish BordersFIND OUT MORE
Founded in 1863 Mallalieus is nestled in the village of Delph in the heart of the Pennine hills. Mallalieus is one of the last remaining fully vertical woollen mills in Great BritainFIND OUT MORE
Marton Mills is a family-owned weaving mill in the heart of West Yorkshire, producing fabric for a wide range of customers throughout the fashion and furnishing industriesFIND OUT MORE
The Neill Johnstone name is famous around the world for producing the most innovative fantasy tweedsFIND OUT MORE
OMC England has one goal, to produce the world’s best cloth. Manufactured in Huddersfield, England, the birthplace of the finest worsted fabric productionFIND OUT MORE
Pongees specialises in silks including chiffons, crepes, douppions, habotais, organzas, tulles, velvets and mohair in an extensive range of colours for fashion, bridalwear, interiors and costumesFIND OUT MORE
Samuel Tweed Fabrics has been designing and manufacturing luxury mohair fabrics and accessories in Yorkshire for more than 75 yearsFIND OUT MORE
Standeven cloth is produced within their own mill based in the heart of Yorkshire, meaning they are able to refine and perfect the production process and are able to respond quickly to the marketFIND OUT MORE
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Taylor and Lodge
Taylor & Lodge is synonymous with the finest worsted cloth; its reputation for excellence is renowned the world overFind out more
The House of Edgar
The House of Edgar, established in 1783, are world-renowned manufacturers and suppliers of authentic quality Highlandwear to the global marketFind out more
Wallace Sewell is a UK-based studio founded by Harriet Wallace-Jones and Emma Sewell, that intuitively fuses colour, structure and yarn into woven accessories for the fashion and home industriesFIND OUT MORE