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Understanding knitted fabrics with Rajen Ved of Aristo Fabrics

The variety of knitted fabrics available can be confusing, but understanding the different fabric types is essential when designing fashion. Your fabric choices...

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10 facts you may not know about British wool

How much do you know about the wool industry and British wool? We bring you 10 amazing facts about British Wool and find...

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A visit to English Fine Cottons

Is Britain really going to be spinning cotton again? Yes it is! It all started at our Meet the Manufacturer conference, apparently. Brendan...

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Interview with Leonard Hawkins at fabric brand Bysshe

‘British manufacturing is down but not out’ says Leonard Hawkins, in this interview about his sustainable fabric brand Bysshe Can you tell me a...

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The story of how Aberdeenshire created its own tartan

This short documentary shows how Aberdeenshire Council worked with designer Donna Wilson and local schoolchildren to create its own unique tartan httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elutNJPXrx4 Ever...

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Meet the Manufacturer: Insley & Nash

Insley & Nash are a bespoke textile printing company based in Deptford. I took a trip to their studio to find out more...

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British woollen mills see sales increase of 50% in five years

Output from British mills increases dramatically as consumers demand to know the provenance of their products Wollen mills across Yorkshire, Lancashire and the...

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Scottish lace manufacturers: MYB Textiles

Video of the last remaining Scottish lace producer shows the skill required to produce this delicate fabric [vimeo http://vimeo.com/38014104] MYB Textiles, based in...

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Sites we love: Yarn Exchange

Yarn Exchange is the online portal that makes it possible for textile companies to trade their excess  yarn It’s such a simple idea...

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Sites we love: The Harris Tweed Authority blog

Sharing the websites that we love to read about products made in Britain – the first of these is the Harris Tweed Authority...

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Some great photos from inside the Bute Fabrics mill

Thanks to Niki Fulton of Unified Space for sharing these fantastic images of Bute Fabrics Bute fabrics has a great history – it was...

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The decline of the Lancashire cotton mills
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The decline of the Lancashire cotton mills

A little history lesson on the Lancashire cotton mills and a great video made by the British council in 1941 Did you know...

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Scottish Textiles on the map
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Scottish textiles on the map

Planning your next holiday? Take a trip to Scotland and experience some craftsmanship at its best Scottish textiles have a rich and established...

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Adamley Silk Printing for J.W.Anderson

Just stumbled across this great video of silk being printed in Macclesfield by Adamley for J.W.Anderson. Enjoy. [tube]nk3sNmMK1Jw[/tube]

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Harris Tweed celebrates its 100th Anniversary

In the first of a three part series on Harris Tweed, Make it British presents Lara Platman’s book that marks the 100th Anniversary...

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British Wool: it’s not just all about carpets and tweed

Last week I had the chance to chat at length to Irfan Khan from the British Wool Marketing Board about all of the...

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