Cut From The Same Cloth: Huddersfield Textiles  

Following the launch of The Rake Tailored Garments, we sit down with Huddersfield Textiles to talk about their past, present and future.

Supplying premium English cloth since 1869, Huddersfield Textiles prides itself on provenance and quality above all else. The town of Huddersfield is situated at the convergence of the rivers Colne and Holme in West Yorkshire. The water in this part of the world is renowned for its softness, which enables incredible results for the washing of raw wool. To this day, it is this factor that makes fabrics by Huddersfield Textiles so sought-after.

As with many clothmaking institutions with such a rich heritage that spans decades, the shift into an increasingly digital world is no easy task to master, but Huddersfield Textiles have accomplished this with much success. Simply perusing their website, you’re introduced to hundreds of different cloths spanning a variety of collections and bunches. Sifting through this is akin to being at the warehouse itself. As we spent the better part of a year indoors, the digitisation of their cloths (something which was done pre-Covid) seemed even more of a masterstroke. “We are one of the first companies that have a full catalogue online with an up front pricing structure.” says Huddersfield Textiles COO, Jai Sachdev. “We work with a lot of mills but because we’re not necessarily tied into any partnerships, we can source ever-improving quality cloth every time we reorder.”

Published

May 2021

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