On Tuesday 19th December 2017 Humphries Weaving were delighted to join neighbouring companies at the Sudbury Silk Mills site in welcoming HRH The Princess Royal, President of the UK Fashion and Textiles Association.
Her Royal Highness was met by Jenny Dyer and Natalie Jones who explained the unique position that Humphries Weaving holds in the historic restoration market. Particular areas of discussion were the deep level of research undertaken and painstaking attention to detail required for authentic fabric reproductions.
“Her Royal Highness was interested in how we translate traditional natural dye colours accurately within modern dying techniques, a process in which Humphries Weaving prides itself. We talked about the, often surprisingly, vivid and deep tones achieved in historical schemes” said Natalie Jones.
Demonstrating the scope of the projects undertaken by the company, examples were shown of research, drawing, colour development and sumptuous woven silks for the restoration of the Saloon at Brighton Pavilion and the Red Drawing Room at Castletown House, Ireland; both set to launch in 2018.
Business Manager Jenny Newman added; “It was fantastic to be recognised as one of Britain’s leading manufacturers of historic restoration work. As well as undertaking projects for Royal Residences, historic properties and luxury private homes here in the UK, Her Royal Highness was pleased to hear the esteem in which British manufacture, and especially Sudbury Silk, is held in throughout the world.”
The UK Fashion and Textiles Association work to raise the profile of suppliers and manufacturers of British textiles.