Woollen Fabric Supplier, Yorkshire
For many years, Ladies-wear formed the core business for the company. Over the years this has changed and although not now our main line, we still produce a range of traditional woollen fabrics that are suitable for apparel. We offer the assurance of quality backed by years of experience. If you are looking for a particular fabric and if its not in the current range, we have the making details for all our fabrics going back to the 1940’s and can reproduce them.
A thick and well-felted cloth with a smooth surface. The finishing processes whereby the weave is concealed and the fabric is closely cut to remove excess surface fibre followed by pressing produce this effect on the cloth. Originated in Melton Mowbray, England. It was first used for overcoating, uniform cloths of all kinds, furnishings and drapes.
A lightweight fabric with a plain or twill weave. End uses include lining fabric.
A medium to heavy weight fabric, closely woven with a thick pile. It can be made using either a plain, twill or satin weave construction. It resembles velvet, but has a lower cut pile. End uses include apparel (Coats or Jackets).
Still as popular now as it was in the 1960’s. This cloth derives its name from the French word for “buckled” or “ringed”. A drawn out or ringed, looped yarn is used to give the fabric its distinctive look. Fabrics are usually springy to handle on account of the highly twisted yarns used to achieve the boucle effect. End uses include coats, suits.
Traditionally made using wool from Shetland sheep in Scotland. Now generally any wool with similar characteristics is used. The fabric is generally produced in a twill weave, with a slightly coarse and shaggy finish. Available as either yarn coloured or piece dyed cloth.
Its name comes from the German word Loda, which means haircloth. The fabric is traditionally dark green in colour with a laid down and pressed pile finish. It is well known for its thickness, durability and resistance to water. This is further increased with the application of the ‘Teflon’ treatment.