We, the Directors and associates of Ackroyd & Dawson, have the distinct pleasure of welcoming you to the revival of a great tradition, to a revitalization of the legacy of the world's finest woollen and worsted cloth — 100% British.
Exciting New Alpaca Fibre News
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From Past to Present
The Ackroyd and Dawson families have been part of the wool industry since the beginning of the 19th century. Ackroyd and Dawson are names that are synonymous with the wool industry from the time when Britain was the wool capital of the world.
The time is at hand for a revival of our industry — a chance to encourage our workforce to take up apprenticeships and training in the industry, and turn the museums back into factories, getting them into full production once again.
Reinvigorating Pride in The "Best of British"
Our company designs and produces superb quality tweed, woollen and worsted cloth from the sixty plus breeds of sheep and two breeds of British alpaca found right here in the UK. All of our cloth is made exclusively with 100% natural materials, labour, and talent, and manufactured in mills located in the British Isles. We also act as agents for luxurious locally woven traditional cloth.
Ackroyd and Dawson cloth is created for both men and women in timeless classic designs, but with an artistic and exciting flair. Our colour ranges and patterns meet a spectrum of appeal while introducing a new look and feel that is uplifting and pleasing to the eye. We take pride in using, amongst others, heather patterns and dyes that incorporate a number of beautiful tones that are subtle and unobtrusive, but produce a rich and exciting array of patterns that blend with the natural environment. The cloth reflects the historically superior textures of those produced in the mills of Yorkshire and the British Isles, but with modern appeal.