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Video: Bradford's 'Wool Week'

Bradford is not often associated with the world's biggest fashion houses.

However a textile mill in the city has started a campaign to remind people that the multi-billion pound fashion industry still relies heavily on West Yorkshire for one key thing - wool.

Calendar's reporter Emma Wilkinson has been finding out more.

Legacy of Yorkshire's mills

Laxtons Mill, Guisley Credit: Laxtons

An exhibition highlighting the fashion and textile legacy of the Yorkshire mills called Wool Re-Fashioned will be held at Salts Mills in Saltaire. The launch of the exhibition will be hosted by Woolmark , top fashion author Colin McDowell MBE and Peter Ackroyd MBE,

the President of the International Wool & Textile Organisation. *There will be talks from the Huddersfield-born Creative Director of Burberry Christopher Bailey on why the fashion house still chooses Yorkshire wool, and live demonstrations from Vivienne Westwood's weavers and spinners, Laxtons. *

The free exhibition will run until the 11th of November, and offer visitors the chance to see vintage pieces from the Yorkshire Fashion Archive including Issey Miyake, Ossie Clark and Comme des Garcons as well as M&S and Laura Ashley. **


Jubilee dress to be unveiled at Great Yorkshire Show

Jubilee dress Credit: Calendar News
Jubilee dress Credit: Calendar News

A dress designed by Leeds fashion designer Kelly Ewing will be unveiled on the catwalk at this year's Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate. Kelly has already designed outfits for X-Factor contestants Little Mix and Amelia Lily.

Designed in red, white and blue, the dress celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.