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Pioneering textile advancements

For over 300 years, Kirklees has been at the forefront of textile innovation. We are leaders in sustainable fashion, textile and product manufacturing, and have a rich history in cloth-making. The name ‘Huddersfield’ is synonymous with quality worldwide with our businesses supplying renowned fashion brands globally. 

Innovation ecosystem

Textile businesses investing in Kirklees benefit from a thriving and supportive ecosystem.  This is fast-tracking innovation and transforming technologies in the textile sector. 

Education in textiles

  • Industry and educators collaborate ensures skills and training directly caters to business needs 
  • The Textiles Centre of Excellence in Huddersfield is the largest provider of fashion and textiles apprenticeships in the UK. 
  • Of the seven regional universities, the University of Huddersfield alone offers nine degrees involving textiles. 
  • A sustainable and skilled talent pipeline in West Yorkshire, the heart of the UK’s textile industry. 

Textiles in Kirklees showcase

Leading spinning, dyeing, finishing and manufacturing companies like Lawton Yarns, W T Johnson and Sons, CJ Antich and Sons, Camira Fabrics and Roaches International have chosen to invest and grow their companies in Kirklees.  

Read the Kirklees Textiles Showcase to explore why Kirklees is the right choice for your business 

West Yorkshire Textiles Showcase

Discover the significant strengths of the textiles industry in West Yorkshire. See the West Yorkshire Textiles Showcase for further information.

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