Scottish Textile News
The event will attract 27,500 visitors and is a leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens and takes place in Frankfurt from 4-7 of May.
J&D Wilkie and Culzean Solutions will represent Scotland's technical textile offerings at the show.
Technical solutions from Scotland
J&D Wilkie have over 140 years’ experience and is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles in Scotland. Supplying customers globally, J&D Wilkie have unparalleled knowledge and experience in manufacturing textiles, composites, medical and engineering product combinations and have been a supplier to the military for over 100 years.
Culzean Solutions is based in south-west Scotland and has been at the forefront of new product development and the manufacturing of industrial and medical fabrics for over 25 years.
As true pioneers of technical fabrics, Culzean have invented woven cabling strong enough to propel space crafts in space and even chew-proof netting for pirhanas. Whether it’s outer space or the South American seas, Culzean can offer technical textile solutions globally.
You'd be forgiven for thinking Harris Tweed's presence stops at clothing (jackets in particular) but it's far more varied than that. Scotland's most iconic fabric has a strong heritage and a versatile future - limited only by your imagination.
Harris Tweed is the only kind protected by an Act of Parliament. As a legal requirement, the fabric has to be hand-woven at the weaver's home on double width looms The cloth is then returned to the mill and completed prior to being stamped with the Orb.
Modern designers and tailors have taken the traditional design properties and created softer cloths for both fashion and interiors, often in lambswool, merino or even cashmere.
Harris Tweed Hebrides recently provided 9,000 square metres of fabric in a range of colours for use on bespoke luxury furnishings throughout one of Glasgow's newest five-star boutique hotels – Blythswood Square.
To this day, the Harris Tweed Authority continues to develop the industry as a means of livelihood for those who live in the Outer Hebrides. Three mills produce the yarn which is then sent out to the weavers.
The Royal Warrant of Appointment dates back to the advent of the monarchy. By the 15th century, Royal Tradesmen were appointed formally in writing by the Lord Chamberlain - a practice which continues to this day.
Kinloch Anderson first supplied King Edward VII tartans in 1903. The first Royal Warrant was granted by King George V, and subsequently by King George VI.
The Balmoral Tartan was designed in 1857 by Prince Albert, Prince Consort to Queen Victoria. It is the private property of The Royal Family and can only be worn with permission from Her Majesty The Queen.
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