The supplier directory
A comprehensive international database of suppliers of fabric, leather, dyeing, printing, fashion, wardrobe sundries, dry cleaning, manufacturers & disposal.
AO Textiles creates bespoke, sustainable textiles for interiors and couture, providing both new and modern designs or uses historical patterns from the Gainsborough archive
ARDALANISH ISLE OF MULL WEAVERS
Ardalanish Organic Farm weaves tweeds using 100% pure new Hebridean, Manx and Shetland wool.
Jenny Robertson hand knits fine cobweb lace from hand-spun yarn using a traditional Hebridean spinning wheel. She makes bespoke shawls, scarves, gloves, wraps and stoles from the Isle of Eigg.
Bysshe Partnership is an independent company producing high quality organic fabrics in Lancashire and Yorkshire. They use natural and organic fibres, sourcing yarns from the UK and Europe.
CELTIC AND CO
Celtic and Co are an excellent choice for ‘keep warm’ items, producing a range of luxury sheep skin boots, slippers, flip flops, insoles and knitwear.
From Croft to Couture. Di Gilpin is a knit design studio based in Scotland championing Scottish Wool with their own Lalland Lambswool and Cashmere. Each piece is made by a small team of creative and skilled knitters in Scotland.
ESK are a luxury knitwear manufacturer combining craft and technology. They source natural and noble fibres and work with spinners in Scotland and Italy.
Fashion Enter is a not for profit, social enterprise, based in London, which strives to be a centre of excellence for sampling, grading, production and for learning and development of skills within the fashion and textiles industry.
Greenfibres sources high quality, organic, natural textiles aiming to minimise the use of synthetic ones. They also produce homewares and sell organic products and clothing
Herts Fabrics is an independent UK company which supplies fabrics to re-enactors of all periods. All their wool fabric is sourced in the UK and the linens are woven in Ireland.
Home Soul aims to promote handmade products and contribute to preserving traditional arts and crafts techniques by providing work to artisans and craftsman who are striving hard to protect their dyeing arts.
Home Soul have a stall at Spitalfields market and an online shop
Ian Mankin’s fabrics are made from 100% natural fibres that are woven in the UK. They also stock organic cotton
ISLE OF HARRIS TWEED
The Isle of Harris Tweed company deals with small scale orders, and some stock fabrics are available by the metre online.
KNOCKANDO WOOL MILL
The Knockando Wool mill has been manufacturing woollen textiles continuously since 1784. It seeks to minimise its impact on the environment throughout its sourcing and manufacturing processes whilst staying true to its heritage and traditions.
LIBERATION KILT COMPANY
Liberation Kilt Company is a US company whose woollen and cashmere fabrics are produced in Scotland by Bute Fabrics Ltd using natural fibres. At the end of the fabrics life the material is 100% biodegradable and 100% recyclable.
Majestic Silks produce 100% organic ahminsa silk, boiled off and kept in its natural state, ready for dyeing or printing. They are based in Hertfordshire, UK, where they grow Mulberry trees.
Marling and Evans
Based in Huddersfield, Marling and Evans produce traditional cloth that is favourited by luxury designers all over the world.
MYB Textiles Ltd
MYB Textiles is now the only producer in the world manufacturing patterned lace with original Nottingham Lace Looms, some of which are over 90 years old. They thrive as the last remaining mill in the area due to their passion for continuing the lace and madras production tradition with the aid of new forms of product development and innovation.
Many traditional packaging materials are not eco-friendly, such as polystyrene loosefill or plastic blister packs, but many of these products have alternatives which would achieve the same results, whilst keeping costs to a minimum.
Skye Weavers are a small weaving and sewing business based on the Hebridean Isle of Skye. On a bicycle pedal-powered loom they weave a variety of woollen products including scarves, blankets, throws and wraps. They produce tweed sold by the meter.