British Textile Week 22
Future Fabric Focus
For 2022, UKFT has brought together some of the latest updates in textile innovation from the UK, alongside new developments in apparel fabrics and textile design that will be exported all around the world.
We find out how UK researchers are exploring the shift from linear to circular economies, data-driven design, late stage customisation and aesthetic communication to shape the future textile industry.
We also find out how a new UK-led project is underway to improve transparency of fashion supply chains, which could create a new benchmark for the UK industry.
We hear from Halley Stevensons, a Scotland-based waxed cotton specialist established in 1864, is underlining its commitment to sustainability and implementing a 3-year capital spend plan to update machinery to lower its carbon footprint.
We profile some of the dynamic companies that will be on show at leading textile event Première Vision in Paris this week, showcasing lighter weights in wool, cashmere, silk, linen and blends, a new range of luxury cashmere shirting and innovative fabrications with exquisite handle and drape, as well as original prints and eyecatching embroidery.
UKFT co-ordinated the project, with the generous support of The Clothworkers’ Company.
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Future fabric focus
Shaping the UK textile industry of the future
Stephen Russell discusses research exploring the shift from linear to circular economies, data-driven design and late stage customisation, and how UK textile firms can access innovation supportFIND OUT MORE
A transparent UK-led supply chain
Keric Morris from IBM, discusses a project to improve transparency of fashion supply chains that could create a new benchmark for the UK industryFIND OUT MORE
Waxed fabrics for the future
Jimmy Campbell, the managing director of Halley Stevensons, discusses textile innovation at the Dundee-based waxed cotton specialistFIND OUT MORE
With over 150 years of experience, Alex Begg is synonymous with quality, care, and attention to detail, crafting exquisite woven accessories at the company’s mill in Ayr, on the West Coast of ScotlandFIND OUT MORE
Bella Tela uses its inspiration and creative genius to collaborate with our customers to develop innovative textiles.FIND OUT MORE
British Millerain began weather-proofing canvas for military and industrial applications in 1880. Today, the leading waxed cotton specialist continues to manufacture in EnglandFIND OUT MORE
Fox Brothers has produced the finest woollen and worsted fabric in Somerset, England for 250 years and is celebrating this big milestone in the company’s history this yearFIND OUT MORE
Since 1885, Henry Bertrand has been supplying Couturiers, Bridal Designers, Design Houses, as well as Film, theatre and Opera Houses with the most beautiful, luxury silk fabricsFIND OUT MORE
The Garigue name has been synonymous with high fashion fabrics since 1947 when Laurent’s father started selling to Cristobal Balenciaga and Monsieur Dior in Paris. Their firms are still clients today.FIND OUT MORE
Lemon Ribbon Studio
Lemon Ribbon Studio creates little packages of imagination; unique, on-trend designs that children, parents and retailers love. And has great fun doing it!FIND 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
Future fabric focus continued...
Sourced Vintage Studio
Sourced Vintage Studio is a trend-led vintage inspiration studio based in South East London that curates influential collections of antique garments, print references and embellishment swatchesFIND OUT MORE
John Foster is world renowned for its iconic British worsted cloths woven in the company’s Yorkshire mills with time-honoured skills passed down through the generationsFIND OUT MORE
William Halstead is the British name for worsted fabrics, universally renowned as the ‘Master of Mohair’ amongst the leading fashion houses, international high-class tailors and cloth merchantsFIND OUT MORE
Holland & Sherry
For over 180 years, Holland & Sherry has played a leading role in supplying luxury cloths to the top end of the market and bespoke tailorsFIND OUT MORE
Joshua Ellis Spring 2023 offers 100% Cashmere lightweight luxe shirting fabrics starting at a super fine 200gm in checks and plains, to stay smart casual for those virtual business meetingsFIND OUT MORE