The 2018 Scarf Edition

Last year we introduced The Great Northern Cloth with a hugely successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, all about bringing a fully sustainable product to the market. Boasting an entirely local production chain, the Great Northern Cloth has a rare 100% British pedigree. The rewards for backers were… Read more

Officially Award Winning

I am delighted to have received the Textile Society’s Professional Development Award. The news arrived  when students at The Tailoring Academy were just gathered around our workbench, learning how to stitch a bespoke canvas by hand. The Society states in their announcement: “The selection panel were… Read more

Practical Skills Training for the Next Generation of Bespoke Tailors

The Tailoring Academy

Are you a fashion or textile graduate or perhaps a costume maker? Have you had enough lessons in ‘history of fashion’ and written plenty of essays on the subject? Do you feel you haven’t been given the opportunity to acquire the all-important practical skills in… Read more

Bringing Textile Production Home

A few days after I took delivery of the first bolt of The Great Northern Cloth, I received an invitation to take part in an event, aptly named ‘Made Beautifully Here’; organised by mountain shirt manufacturers McNair at Upper Mills, Slaithwaite, the heartland of the British textile… Read more

The Great Northern Cloth

The Great Northern Cloth

Pictured above is Scottish grown Merino wool, the only one of its kind. It is incredibly soft, not what you would expect from a sheep that spends most of its live outdoors, in the hills of the Borders region. This week, it will be used to… Read more