UK Textiles at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics October 2021
There will be a stunning showcase of British fabrics from UK mills, cloth merchants and textile designers at this week’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics in China.
Highlights for the season include traditional Yorkshire worsted fabrics of the highest quality, heritage Scottish textiles reinvented for contemporary styling, new wool qualities for more relaxed tailoring, exquisite cashmere, luxurious mohair, highly decorative tweeds and a brand new machine washable wool denim, alongside innovative plant-based waxed fabrics.
Meet the exhibitors
Founded in 1896, Dugdale Bros & Co. is the last remaining independently owned English cloth merchant in Huddersfield. Dugdale is thrilled to be showing some of its finest autumn/winter fabrics at Intertextile Shanghai this year and hopes that participating will further extend its distribution in the region.
As we adapt to the new beginnings, John Foster hopes to provide a well thought out AW 22/23 collection of capsule looks. The collection encompasses all the company’s beautiful worsted suiting fabrics, but also jackets and blazering qualities as the market moves to a more relaxed dress code. The styling is playful and is focused on colour and rooted in our nature and surroundings. A colour palette highlights our suiting cloths in Black and white, the constant staple in fashion. Eternal and traditional classics that never go out of style and a combination of rich, deep jewel tones add depth and warmth to casual qualities.
As we all get to grips with the effects of recent global events and our ever changing world, design focus for AW 22/23 is taken from these experiences as well as a continued exploration of Joshua Ellis’s Yorkshire heritage. Designers revisit the natural textures and hues of the beautiful Yorkshire surroundings, which have inspired interesting weave structures and ombre patterning in classic neutral and time-honoured shades in Cashmere, Lambswool and Camehair. In contrast, there are the architectural influences of our cities and industrial past, through large plaids and checks, and bold rich colouration with the use of strong oranges, greens and blues. New transition weights in Cashmere enter the collection, adding casual flannels and luxurious jacketings to the season. There is also a focus on fancy and heavy textured wool coatings.
Weaving some of the world’s finest luxury cloth for over 125 years, Standeven is delighted to be presenting its stock supported patterns exclusively available for tailors as a cut length service. The mill’s in-house design team take inspiration from its extensive cloth archives to constantly introduce new bunches. Always striving for excellence whilst respecting the natural fibres that are woven into each bunch. Standeven ensures all cloth is manufactured to the highest possible standards through its own mill, with the maker and wearer in mind. Available for immediate delivery around the world.
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 1912. Working closely with customers, Linton is continuing to move towards greater sustainability within their fabrics and manufacturing. Their signature look tweeds are now incorporating more GOTS, GRS and FSC yarns. This season’s collection offers a wide range of qualities from classics to highly decorative. Patterns range from all-over textures to large checks and geometrics, in complicated dobby and posileno structures, in a myriad of colours and surface interest.
Environmental responsibility is at the forefront of the latest developments here at Halley Stevensons. The EverWax range showcases the next generation of sustainable fibres and finishes, from plant-based waxes to waxes derived from post recycled plastics. Sustainability and development are woven into the integrity of the Halley Stevenson business, a legacy the company is committed to continue.
Since 1836 Holland & Sherry weavers and merchants have provided bespoke tailors and luxury apparel brands with the finest cloths in the world. Specialising in cut length service of suiting fabrics made from natural fibres, the company currently exports to over 60 countries worldwide. For the AW21 season, Holland & Sherry has a brand new machine washable wool denim quality – one of the first of its kind, designed especially for custom made garments.
As the world’s leading manufacturer of tartan, Lochcarron of Scotland is passionate about the tartan textiles it makes in Scotland. With a rich textile heritage, combining traditional weaving processes, skilled craftsmanship and contemporary design, Lochcarron consistently captures and reinvents the enduring spirit of Scotland in its fabrics, scarves and home accessories…from kilt to catwalk.
Prickly Thistle is mainland Scotland’s youngest and furthest north mill, weaving 21st century tartan on century-old looms. The company’s founders are disruptors and tartan rebels who proudly returned this craft to the Highlands! Prickly Thistle is incredibly excited to debut in Shanghai; sharing sustainable fabrics which have its story, purpose and values woven into them.
Whitehill & Wilsons manufacture luxury fabrics and accessories which are woven in the Scottish Highlands using only the finest natural fibres. With a comprehensive range of stock supported and made to order fabrics, the company hopes to showcase its brand to a wider audience and build new business partnerships.
Also exhibiting at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics this season are:
- Abraham Moon & Sons
- Fairbairn & Wolf Studio
- Huddersfield Cloth
- Huddersfield Fine Worsteds
- Marling & Evans
- Harris Tweed Hebrides
- Johnstons of Elgin
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