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celebration of Yorkshire's textile past and bright future

Dec 20, 2013

We were delighted at the response from our Wool Yorkshire campaign.  More than 150 guests gathered in the Victoria Quarter to celebrate the opening of the exhibition and the initiative.  Among them was Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Yorkshire Stanley Hardy who delivered a personal message from The Campaign for Wool patron HRH The Prince of Wales.

Speaking after the event Andrew Seal, managing director of our parent group SIL Holdings, said:

"Our aim was to get the message out that Yorkshire has a thriving textile sector that operates on a global scale.Thanks to the hard work of our own staff and the talent of the [Leeds College of Art] students, this exciting exhibition truly showcases to the public that our mills are at the heart of luxury fabric manufacturing."