Around the world and back again

October 14th, 2020

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The cloth manufactured at Sunny Bank Mills was exported around the world.  Destined for the far reaches of the world.   From Farsley to China, Finland, Australia and the Middle East; to name just a few.

These stencils show just how far the cloth was travelling.  From the merino wool used to make the yarn shipped mainly from Australia.  From Farsley here were the fine worsted suit cloth was created and then shipped all around the world.

As a matter of fact in the 1960’s and 70’s.  A large quantity of cloth was designed for the Middle East.   A very fine cloth with subtle shades of colour and pattern.


We have a large amount of Guard books that reference all the different places the cloth was made for.  The pages contain the specific cloth destined by country.  The year it was produced and the fashion season that they were intended.   Either Spring/Summer or Autumn/Winter.  Just imagine all the skills needed to produce this fine cloth.  From Farsley to the world.

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