When
Wednesday 18 November 2015
Where
Bower Roebuck, Glendale Mills, New Mill, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD9 7EN - 1pm

The visit would commence at 1pm with a welcome to everyone in their showroom - tea, coffee water and biscuits will be provided.

Following this the group will be divided into smaller groups for the tour of the factory.

Due to safety regulations within the factory it is only possible for 14 people to attend each visit.  In order to be fair to all members we must put a cap on one person per company.  However please confirm a reserve person in case somebody drops out at the eleventh hour and space becomes available.

For your information Huddersfield is of course a town where cloth making and weaving has flourished for over 500 years and Bower Roebuck have been producing cloth on this site since 1799.

They have the very latest technology and more importantly the skills, precision and refinement that their weavers and designers consistently achieve. They have been pushing the boundaries of fabric innovation with the introduction of the Super 120s, 150s, 180s and 200s - plus the world's first ever 100% vicuna suiting.

In addition, Bower Roebuck has even incorporated diamond chips within the yarn 10 years ago, now celebrated with a new Diamond Chip 10th Anniversary collection.

Bower Roebuck is an English success story proving that there is a growing desire for English cloth all around the world, and the world’s leading designers, garment makers, merchants and tailors turn to Bower Roebuck to produce elaborate and adventurous fabrics that enhance their latest collections.

Bower Roebuck purchases " specialist yarns " from local and European spinners made to our own specifications (i.e.  quality, colour , count, micron etc) - therefore they start with YARN (no spinning of yarns). Their processes are ...

  •   Designing
  •   Yarn control and yarn winding.
  •   Warping  (for full width production pieces & narrow width design and blanket development).
  •   Healding
  •   Weaving  (for pieces & weaving for design blankets)
  •   Mending
  •   Warehouse inspection and despatch of finished pieces.

(Actual " finishing " of pieces is done with specialist finishers in the area)

If you wish to attend please email office@asbci.co.uk


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