The innovations, trends and people shaping the material world in 2017 and beyond.
Drapers takes a look at the raw materials market, the latest innovations in textiles and how one Yorkshire mill celebrating its 250th anniversary this year has built up a successful business supplying some of the world’s leading designers and fashion houses, and exporting to 23 countries around the world.
Mastering the materials market
As consumers demand greater transparency in sourcing, Drapers looks at where retailers are buying their raw materials and what is driving price changes
The appliance of science
Innovation in fibres, fabrics and finishing techniques are pushing technical boundaries across the clothing spectrum
Keeping the tradition alive
As Yorkshire cashmere and wool mill Joshua Ellis celebrates its 250th anniversary, managing director Jayne Woodthorpe explains how the firm has reinvented itself to meet the demands of generations to come