Dugdale Bros Set To Explore Roots of British Clothmaking at London Craft Week

For purveyors of great craftsmanship, London Craft Week is a definite calendar highlight, bringing together talent from across the vast, wide-ranging creative industry – from ceramicists, woodworkers and jewellery makers to upholsterers, tailors and clothmakers.

Set to take place across London from Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13th May, this year marks the fourth annual event and we’re delighted to be exhibiting.

Largely conceptualised as the craft world’s answer to the capital city’s hugely popular Fashion Week and Design Festival, London Craft Week was described by chairman Guy Salter as “a response to a renaissance in the appreciation of creativity and craft”. And hailing from Huddersfield – the clothmaking capital of the world – we’re certainly thrilled to be a part of this revival.

Having witnessed a steady resurgence in demand for handcrafted wares and heritage brands over the past few years, it’s exciting to be a part of such a huge celebration of talent as this. We’ll be appearing alongside innumerable talented makers, masters and up-and-coming artisans and are looking forward to seeing what else is on display from other exhibitors at the event.

Entitled ‘The Craft Behind British Clothmaking’, our showcase will be running from Wednesday 9th to Friday 11th as part of the Savile Row Bespoke Association exhibition – ‘The Art of Bespoke in Savile Row: A Pop-Up Showroom’. And we’ll be in excellent company, as we’re set to be joined by renowned tailors Henry Poole & Co. and Gieves & Hawkes, shirtmakers Dege & Skinner, and fellow clothmakers Huddersfield Fine Worsteds.

Our display will focus on our broad selection of cloths – including our bestselling heritage collections as well as our more unusual ranges and new launches. In part a celebration of our history – but also a showcase of the forward-thinking, eclectic aspects of our brand – visitors will be invited to find out more about the world of luxury cloth and the careful process behind creating fine worsted fabrics.

Booking isn’t required for our exhibition, so those interested in visiting should simply turn up at 34-35 Savile Row, between 10am and 6pm, to discover more about British clothmaking.

We look forward to seeing you there!