THE silky sheen of our super-fine cotton yarns inspired us to embark on a little experiment, which has proved rather successful.
So impressed with the finish of our fabrics, some of us at Tower Mill wondered what a tie made from Extra Long Staple (ELS) cotton yarns would be like.
And the answer is…very good actually!
We teamed up with North-West manufacturer DHJ Weisters, who also made our armbands for the Leading Jockey Competition at the recent Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse recently.
The company, which specialises in weaving fabrics for ties, scarves and home furnishings, made us an initial small batch of ties of a variety of designs – and one or two were even spotted at the races.
The fabric for the ties was produced at the company’s headquarters in Darwen, where it was woven with silk to add even more lustre to the fabric.
The ties were made-up the company’s factory in Macclesfield, where the finishing touches were expertly completed by hand.
Not forgetting the yarns were spun here in Dukinfield and dyed at Blackburn Yarn Dyers, it means these cotton ties were manufactured entirely in the North West.
English Fine Cottons’ Tracy Hawkins said: “It’s great to have discovered another product we can get made from start-to-finish in the UK.
“High quality cotton ties are a great addition to the catalogue of products we can now produce entirely in the UK with our yarns.
“The ties look great and we are looking forward to producing more – and making them available to our customers, who want to use their own fabric designs and eventually to members of the public, who want to add a touch of individuality to their outfits.”