London's exclusive luxury fashion fabric show

11 - 12 March 2020 ONE MARYLEBONE, LONDON, NW1 4AQ 10.00am - 6.00pm

Remembering the battles

In a week that commemorates the 70th anniversary of D-Day during World War 2, British mill Hainsworth has launched a new marketing campaign that includes  fabric developed to celebrate the impending 200th anniversary of another great British battle - Waterloo. Hainsworth supplied the fabric for the tunics of the British soldiers who fought the French troops in Belgium in 1815 and the new collection features not just the famous bright scarlet, but also gold, white and royal blue shades that were also associated with the battle. Hainsworth's range of doeskin, melton, cavalry twill, duffle and pilot cloth will be featured on its stand at the October Textile Forum. Take a look at the Hainsworth website to see all the pictures from the "fabric of a nation" campaign. [caption id="attachment_446" align="aligncenter" width="227"] Royal blue fabric from the… Read More

New posters to promote children’s charity

A series of new posters has been created by the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT), Textile Forum’s charity partner, to generate greater awareness of its grants programme, which helps meet the education and well-being needs of children that are coping with significant health, emotional, social or family difficulties. If you would like some of the new posters or brochures, call FTCT on 0300 123 9002 or if  you, or someone you know within the industry, needs their help  please contact FTCT's friendly team in confidence on 0300 123 9002 or apply online today For more about FTCT visit Among the new charity’s new trustees are Vanessa Green (CVUK), Meg Lustman (John Lewis) and Jas Virdee (Kurt Salmon).   [caption id="attachment_434" align="aligncenter" width="212"] One of the new eye-catching FTCT posters[/caption]   Read More

Textile Forum welcomes Shahtex and Forest Digital to its October 2014 show

Among the new companies exhibiting at the October show will be Shahtex and Forest Digital. Leicester-based Shahtex has been manufacturing and supplying knitted fabrics for the leisurewear, sportswear and underwear industries in the UK since 1987, and is particularly proud at having supplied a range of fabrics to the London 2012 Olympics. Premium digital printing service company Forest Digital creatures designs, such as the one pictured here, for its customers that span the fashion, textiles and homeware sectors. [caption id="attachment_408" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Image courtesy of Forest Digital[/caption] Read More

Companies start signing up for October Textile Forum

First exhibitor confirmed for the October show is Alan Litman. A regular participant in Textile Forum, Alan Litman is a finalist in the textile category of this year’s  UK Fashion & Textile Awards, which celebrates the best of UK fashion. Strictly Come Dancing finalist Susanna Reid will host the event which takes place on 22 May at London’s Tobacco Dock. Textile Forum wishes Alan Litman the very best of luck. [caption id="attachment_383" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Alan Litman bonded lace[/caption] Also, back for another Textile Forum is Michael’s Bridal Fabrics. At the March show it launched a range of pleated fabrics. Included were a knife, crystal and mushroom pleat available in two soft satins and a chiffon. Michael’s Bridal Fabrics is also now a distributor for Preciosa, one of the world’s two… Read More

Power and passion combine for guest presenter

Michaela Jedinak, fashion designer and personal stylist, will be among the presenters at the student briefing being held at Textile Forum at 9am on Thursday 6 March 2014. Michaela specialises in power dressing and is passionate about fit. Co-founder of Joy of Clothes and  Michaela Jedinak London, you can find out more about Michaela’s philosophy and style  at or Read More

Putting the fizz into finance

Hazlems Fenton, the accountants with fashion expertise and style, are running a business card draw for a bottle of champagne each day for visitors to their stand at Textile Forum. “As well as the fun element, we will also be supplying advice on business issues such as how to raise capital to launch a collection or better manage cashflow,” says Jon Barron, who heads the company’s fashion division, whose clients include prestigious leading designers Clements Ribeiro, Markus Lupfer, Roland Mouret and Preen, in addition to popular brands Camper and Carhartt. Read More

What’s new?

Taking the opportunity to show off their new collections are: Bernstein & Banleys which will be launching The Printed Lining Collection featuring digitally printed and rotary screen printed exclusive designs. Anbo Textiles will be introducing the Dashwood Studio, a new UK based fabric converter and its exciting new collections.   [caption id="attachment_138" align="aligncenter" width="300"] From the Anbo Textiles collection[/caption]     Read More

Linger over lingerie

Top French fabric company Solstiss is a popular choice for lingerie fabrics. Represented by Bradshaw & Bradshaw in the UK, which also handles sales for Ruffo Coli Tessuti, Belinac of France and Denholme. [caption id="attachment_347" align="aligncenter" width="224"] Maud and Marjorie are just one of Solstiss's customers[/caption] Read More

Scottish designer’s first London show features James Hare fabrics

Scottish designer Lorna Forbes of Exclusively Yours, a regular visitor to Textile Forum, has been invited to participate in Fashions Finest off schedule event during London Fashion Week, where her bridal gowns featuring fabric from James Hare will be featured. “We were selected to participate when fashion scouts saw our catwalk show during an Aberdeenshire Fashion Week,” an excited Lorna told Textile Forum. “They were impressed with the classic, timeless, elegance of my designs as well as the make. "We are so thrilled about showing in London during fashion week that we are going to have a party and use it to raise funds for the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust. I met the charity’s director Anna Pangbourne and her team at Textile Forum a few years ago and am… Read More

Makower printing expertise chosen by John Lewis

As part of its 150-year celebrations, top department store group John Lewis has commissioned Makower & Co, which last year celebrated its own 150th anniversary, to produce a range of printed fabrics featuring designs from its archives. In addition to John Lewis’s own prints, the collection also includes vintage designs by Lucienne Day and Hemingway. “Incredibly, there has been a relationship between Makower and John Lewis for four generations. I hope that both Moritz Makower, my great great grandfather, and John Lewis would have been as delighted as we are that we are still trading with each other and involved in celebrating yet another milestone in the history of our businesses,” explains Jane Makower, who now runs the family business. “Although these anniversary designs are exclusive to John Lewis in… Read More

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