Woolmark focus on manufacturing at Luxury Fabrics

Woolmark got an insight into the manufacture and production of Luxury Fabrics at our Mill in Bradford, West Yorkshire – Stanley Mills. Read what David Gallimore, our Managing Director had to say. “Now that is the sound of a very, very busy weaving schedule,” says David Gallimore, the managing director of The Luxury Fabrics Group, as he flings open the door of what is effectively the Bradford company’s engine room, causing a tsunami of sound like the clackity-clacking of a thousand old-fashioned typewriters to wash over those present. “Nearly all the machines are running as this is a particularly busy time in terms of batches of cloth going to the Middle-East, which is our third biggest market after Italy and Japan.” It’s no surprise that the machinery in these cavernous rooms – much of it, incidentally, made by former German warplane manufacturer Dornier – is in overdrive throughout Luxury Fabrics’ 6am-10pm operating schedule, given how many brands, all boasting impressive heritage and cache, operate under its umbrella. The John Foster Brand, founded in 1819, took plaudits for its alpaca and mohair fabrics at the Great Exhibition of 1851, while William Halstead, which moved here in 1877, is a weaver of […]

Meet our new Escorial Sales Director

We are pleased to welcome our latest team member, introducing Robert McQuillan our new Escorial Sales Director. 1. How long have you been working in the Textile industry? The start of my career within the textile industry began at a young age where I worked for a large mill in Bradford, coinciding with my academic studies of achieving a BTech in Textile Design. Throughout the past 32 years within textiles, I have developed within many areas of the industry; from designing of fabrics, to brand sales director, the passion for ‘made in England’ products remain, with the same strong ethos. 2. What are you looking forward to the most about working with our team for Escorial? I am looking forward to working for the brand itself, I have been aware of Escorial from the beginning and believe it is developing into a fantastic, iconic brand. It is an honour to be working with such a great team, and an exclusive brand that I am eager to be globally promoting and offering such luxurious and unique products. 3. What future plans do you see for the Escorial brand? I see the brand building from strength to strength and becoming globally recognized […]

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