Harrisons of Edinburgh was founded in 1863 by Sir George Harrison who began his career as an apprentice with an Edinburgh tailor. His first business venture was with a partner in establishing a business of wool drapers, hatters and hosiers in 1838.
THE LINING COMPANY
Bernstein & Banleys Ltd., trading as The Lining Company, has been established for over 65 years, we take pride in being one of the leading tailors' suppliers of top quality linings, trimmings, haberdashery and textiles.
We supply Fashion Designers, Couture Houses, Bridal & Dress Makers, Bespoke Tailors, high end Ready to Wear brands, Theatrical Costumiers as well as Theatre & Opera Houses, Film & Television Companies.
HOLLAND & SHERRY
Since 1836 Holland & Sherry has continued to supply prestigious tailors and luxury brands with some of the finest cloths in the world. Stephen George Holland and Frederick Sherry began the business as woollen merchants at 10 Old Bond Street, London, specialising in both woollen and silk cloths.
They are constantly engaged in research for ever fine and more luxurious fibres and fabric qualities; sourcing the finest natural fibres, ranging from Super 240's, cashmere to pure worsted Vicuña. Their cloths are woven in the time honoured way to assured quality and good taste. A bespoke tailored garment in luxury Holland & Sherry cloth is truly an investment and always a pleasure to wear.
BRITISH INVISIBLE MENDING SERVICE
British Invisible Mending Service Ltd is without doubt the oldest established invisible mending company within the UK, specialising in the repairs of both woven and knitted items of clothing. Our retail shop has occupied the same premises at 32 Thayer Street for some 30 years, previously located only a few hundred yards away at 1 Hinde Street, London, W1.
Coldharbour Mill is one of the oldest working woollen mills in the UK having been in continuous production since 1797 situated in Uffculme, Devon.
Our patented tartans are made on heritage Hattersley looms dating back to the 1920’s. Our locally inspired range of four tartans are Devon Blue, Devon Green, Somerset and Blackdown Hills. The yarn is coned, the pattern is then set on our hand-built creel and threaded onto our warping mill, before being transferred to our looms. 40 yards of tartan takes about 25 days to produce.
Originally owned by world-renowned textile producers Fox Brothers & Co, the Mill took fleece from all over the world and transformed it into yarn, cloth and textiles.
Today this rich heritage lives on as one of the finest working wool museums in the world.