You can now buy shirts that have been made from start to finish in Britain – for the first time in around 25 years.
Our range of shirting fabrics have been in development almost since English Fine Cottons went into production.
So far, we’ve been supplying the range of classic fabrics to retail customers and designers, but now, bolts of the fabrics are available for tailors and shirt-makers throughout the UK.
A showcase for our shirtings
We teamed up with Chester-based tailors, Crichton Bespoke, to showcase some of fabrics at the Chester Races Boodles May Festival, of which we were a sponsor.
Crichtons made up five shirts for the event, which were displayed on mannequins around the racecourse.
The shirts were among the first to be made from start to finish in the UK, for around 25 years.
Made in Britain from start to finish
They are made from our finest Extra Long Staple (ELS) Supima cotton yarns, which were spun here at Tower Mill, and dyed by Blackburn Yarn Dyers, in blue, pink and white.
The fabrics are woven by John Spencer Textiles Ltd in Lancashire and are also finished in the UK.
English Fine Cottons’ general manager Andy Ogden said the shirtings are now available at a growing number of tailors. “We’ve been asked a lot by members of the public, where they can get a shirt made from our shirtings.
“Shirts of the highest quality made with our yarns is something we’ve been working towards for a long time, so we are delighted the fabrics are now available to tailors.
“If anybody is getting a bespoke shirt and they want it to be completely British-made, they can now ask their tailor for English Fine Cottons fabrics.”
Keep checking our website – soon we’ll create a directory of stockists, so you know where to go for your wholly British-made shirt.