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Textiles firm Alfred Brown seeks China export growth.


Yorkshire Post - Monday 22 June 2015

A textile manufacturer is preparing to showcase its materials in China for the first time as it celebrates its centenary year. Read more..

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Centenary Party in London.


News Story - 17/6/ 2015.
On June 3rd we started our season of centenary parties at The Larrik Inn in Marylebone, London.
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'Future heritage'.


Twist Magazine - May/June 2015.
The British worsted fabric manufacturer Alfred Brown is looking ahead confidently as it marks its centenary this year. Jonathan Dyson reports..
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Alfred Brown’s collaboration with Leeds College of Art.


News Story - 20/05/2015 .
Since 2014 we have forged links with fashion students at Leeds College of Art. Earlier this year were pleased to announce.. ..
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Flying the flag.

Drapers Magazine - May/June 2015 .
“We did it, we hit our target,” Ian Brown, joint managing director of family-run worsted mill Alfred Brown, tells Drapers. ..
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Celebrating our Centenary at Ideabiella.

News Story -11/2/2015 .
“Our new Spring/Summer ranges for 2016 were presented in Milan last week among a backdrop of centenary celebrations..

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Alfred Brown teams up with our national sports stars.

News Story- 1/10/2014 .
“Over the last decade Alfred Brown has woven many fabrics which have been used to tailor the formal suits for our national teams..

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The Campaign for Wool 5th Anniversary celebrations.

News Story- 14/9/2014 .
“On 12th June 2014 The Campaign for Wool, whose patron is HRH The Prince of Wales celebrated its 5th Anniversary at Clarence House.

"Flying the flag”

Drapers Magazine- 11 February 2012.
“We did it, we hit our target,” Ian Brown, joint managing director of family-run worsted mill Alfred Brown, tells Drapers. That target was to achieve a 21% increase in turnover to £8.5m for 2011.

"Ian and Nigel Brown”

Drapers Magazine- 23 September 2011.
"The clamour for quality British fabric has done wonders for worsted mill Alfred Brown’s client list, leaving its managing directors to grapple with the welcome challenge of expansion"

"Alfred Brown ups production by 15%”

Drapers Magazine- 2 September 2011.
"Leeds cloth manufacturer Alfred Brown is increasing its production capacity by 15% driven by a predicted 25% increase in demand from high street retailers over 2011."

"Alfred Brown supplies British cloth for Moss Bespoke range”

Drapers Magazine- 15 July 2011.
"Moss Bros has joined a growing list of men’s formalwear retailers offering suits made from British cloth under its Moss Bespoke sub-brand from this week"
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“Alfred Brown meet HRH The Prince of Wales”

News story - March 2011.
"As part of The Campaign for Wool project HRH The Prince of Wales met with representatives of the textile industry, in Bradford's Town Hall last November...."

“Oh, how they grow up....”

News story - November 2010.
"In the year 2000 Warner Brothers asked Alfred Brown to weave an all wool black cloth for cloaks in the film, 'Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone'. Little did we know that 10 years later...."

“Beautiful Game”

Twist magazine - September 2010.
"With a commitment to UK production and strategic investment in machinery, Yorkshire mill Alfred Brown is enjoying increased demand from both the domestic market and overseas, while courting attention from every angle."
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“Fabric of life at Alfred Brown Mill”

Yorkshire Life - August 21st 2010.
"There’s a real buzz about the Alfred Brown mill. Actually it’s more of a thunderous rumble that shakes its very foundations as the 28 looms go about their deafening business."
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“Alfred Brown weaves fabric for suits worn by England World Cup Team 2010”

News story - June 2010.
"Alfred Brown has woven the fabric for the suits which will be worn by the England World Cup Team next month in South Africa. The fabric, which is a Pure New Wool black and white birdseye weave has been made into suits by Marks & Spencer."
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“The mills are alive in this family firm”

Yorkshire Post - 17th June 2010.
"Ian Brown has been keeping a close eye on England’s progress in the World Cup. Like most fans he thought they should have done better against the United States and he's yet to be convinced by Emile Heskey's inclusion, but there's something else that's been bothering him: Fabio Capello's dress sense."
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“Tailor-made for World Cup success (fingers crossed)”

Yorkshire Post - 20th May 2010.
"England’s World Cup squad will be looking dapper in suits made from fabric woven in Yorkshire. From the tallest- Peter Crouch at 6ft 7ins ...... "
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“Alfred Brown fabrics on display at Harvey Nichols”

News story - April 2010.
"Alfred Brown fabrics can be seen on display at Harvey Nichols in Leeds as part of promotion of Yorkshire Textiles. Eleven mills from across Yorkshire have been given the opportunity to show off their best in textile themed displays throughout the store that will run until the summer."
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“British appeal”

Twist Magazine - December 2008.
"When Alfred Brown appeared for the first time at Ideabiella in September, its distinctly British fabrics created an outstanding reaction, as demand for English tailoring and cloth continue to grow in several global markets. "
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