For centuries, cloth and other products made from this fleece have been known the world over for quality and durability. Ackroyd and Dawson can guarantee that all our fine cloth is made from 100% British wool and alpaca fleece. We offer to you a splendid and specialty range of choices, both singular wools and wools blended with British alpaca.
Wool and alpaca, being natural fibres, are sustainable, renewable and biodegradable while at the same time are a breathing fabric that keeps you warm when the temperature is cold and cool when it is warm. In addition, wool is naturally flame retardant without the need for additional chemicals; in fact it takes 23% oxygen saturation in the air for wool to burn!
We are proud that all our production is within the Yorkshire borders, as it was when the company's founder Patricia Ackroyd's families (see the Heritage page) had mills in the county. From the scouring and combing, to the spinning, dyeing, weaving and finishing our fine cloth is handled by none but the very best and carefully overseen and directed by Ms Ackroyd at all stages. We produce only traditional British cloth in traditional weights for our country's requirements and climate. We work with British farmers, wools, skilled scourers, combers, dyers, spinners, weavers and finishers in order to showcase traditional British fabrics that we maintain are the best available on the market today.
We invite you to join the Great British Wool Revival and become part of that rich and proud tradition by owning Ackroyd and Dawson cloth. Remember that carrying the Ackroyd and Dawson label guarantees that it is woven from genuine 100% British wool and alpaca fleece and processed and woven only in the British Isles.
Ackroyd and Dawson offers a specialist service: Uniquely Bespoke!
Our bespoke service allows designers and tailors to create their own designs in woollen and worsted textures that Ackroyd and Dawson can turn into luxurious fine cloth for their collections. We can provide exclusive runs for private and small commercial clients that are under their own label. We are able to work with each client in his or her colour selections and work directly with colourists to ensure satisfaction.
Ackroyd and Dawson supplies a range of wools that can be blended with British alpaca. Those available range from fine wools such as Shetland and luster wools such as Blue Faced Leicester to outerwear wools such as Herwick and Black Welsh Mountain.
Ackroyd and Dawson is also able to provide referral to a bespoke tailoring service if required. For further information contact us directly.
* Please note that as this is bespoke, time elements must be taken into account.