The 2018 Limited Edition

Last year we launched The Great Northern Cloth with a Kickstarter and hundreds of backers turned the project into a huge success. Together we showed that a 100% locally manufactured, sustainable product can stand its ground in the market. Although the project was really only… Read more

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 concept of delivering the ABC Level 5 Diploma, an Ofqual regulated programme and highest UK standard in Bespoke Tailoring, as a stand-alone alternative to the traditional apprenticeship is officially award-winning! The Society states… 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