Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has officially opened British Textile Week, a digital showcase of the craftsmanship, creativity and technical skills of the UK textile industry, in her role as President of the UK Fashion and Textile Association.
She said: “While 2020 has been a difficult year on a number of levels, the British textile industry has taken the opportunity to make use of new technology to promote itself to a far wider audience.
For the launch of the first ever British Textile Week, the UKFT has brought the length and breadth of British textiles and textile design together to celebrate their talent, expertise and unique contribution to the economy and quality of daily lives.
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“The week would not have been possible without the generous support of the Clothworkers’ Company and the Campaign for Wool.
“The United Kingdom is renowned around the world for the quality and originality of its textiles – ranging from the world’s most sought-after cashmere to the finest worsted wool, luxurious tweeds and silks, and distinctive tartans – all of us know this. Less well known perhaps is that that the UK is also home to extraordinary textile designers, colourists and technologists inspired but not constrained by our history. The UK is at the forefront of inventing new and sustainable ways of spinning and dyeing fabric and produces innovative technical textiles and performance fabrics which are used across a wide range of sectors including medical, defence and aerospace”.
UKFT have also released a video of HRH The Princess Royal officially launching British Textile Week for the British textile industry.
For more information, please visit ukft.org