A Year of Celebrations at Joshua Ellis

As 2017 draws to an end, we have taken the opportunity to reflect on the year’s events in the celebration of our 250th anniversary. Throughout the year, we have gathered with clients, agents and employees across the world to appreciate the success of Joshua Ellis over the past 250 years. From trade shows in Milan at Milano Unica, and Première Vision in Paris, to a very special Royal visit from HRH The Princess Royal, President of the UK Fashion and Textile Association. The 250th year anniversary has brought our partners within the textile industry together and as part of the celebrations, we collaborated with Huntsman. Fabrics and throws were manufactured in our Batley mill and proudly displayed in Huntsman’s window, on the iconic Savile Row, London. Joshua Ellis Cashmere has grown from strength to strength throughout the year, continuing to produce some of the most luxurious fabrics and accessories of the finest quality. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and hard work  –  We will raise our glass to 2018 and another successful year.   

Brushing & Steaming, Fringing, Slitting, Cross-cutting….

All rather ‘alien’ words, but common everyday parlance in Grange Valley Road mill! It’s an extremely busy time of year here at Joshua Ellis as we fulfil Christmas scarf orders at the same time as finishing the new Autumn 2018 Accessories Collection, launching in December in Japan. All hands are frantically putting the new products through their paces- some 21 different processes from yarn to finished product.  This season sees the launch of Joshua Ellis’ largest collection in many years – including cashmere scarves, stoles, serapes and throws plus a large range of Escorial scarves and stoles. New are a beautiful, soft featherweight range in 12 plain shades and 9 designs; the most sumptuous and luxurious double-face stole in 4 subtle tonal variations. With inspiration taken from the iconic heritage of British design, and a blend of international influences, our inspired Autumn Winter 2018/19 collection is perfect for the modern, discerning customer.  We look forward to showing you our work!    

Joshua Ellis 250th Anniversary Competition

Joshua Ellis Competition #JoshuaEllis250thCompetition   Love your Joshua Ellis scarf?   Do you want the chance to win a Joshua Ellis 250th Anniversary Limited Edition Cashmere Stole? (as presented to HRH The Princess Royal earlier this year) How to enter our competition   All you need to do is either email us a photo of yourself wearing your Joshua Ellis Scarf/Stole or use the #JoshuaEllis250thCompetition on your Instagram, Twitter or Facebook post.  All photos of vintage or new Joshua Ellis scarves are welcome, it’s that simple. The lucky winner will receive a Joshua Ellis 250th Anniversary Limited Edition Cashmere Stole, 2nd & 3rd place entrants will receive a 250th Anniversary Mug. The competition winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday 19th December and announced through our social media pages; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and published in the news section on joshuaellis.com and joshuaellis.jp. The closing date for entries is Sunday 17th December. Please send all competition entry emails to marketing@joshuaellis.com (please include a telephone contact number) We look forward to seeing your pictures, and good luck!       Competition Terms & Conditions To enter a photo of yourself wearing your JE scarf to the JE250 competition please use one of […]

Joshua Ellis are Standing Proud on Savile Row

As part of their 250th anniversary year, Joshua Ellis collaborated with Huntsman on a special project. Huntsman, a bespoke tailor of the highest tradition, with a history that stretches back over 167 years, are situated on the iconic Savile Row in London. Like Joshua Ellis, Huntsman has always prided itself on its rich heritage, holding a reputation as one of the finest and most long-standing yet often innovative bespoke houses on Savile Row. Likewise, their extraordinary story serves as a reminder of the integrity, excellence and attention to quality that defines their product. Thus, united by a shared passion for detail and commitment to quality, Joshua Ellis has created a pure cashmere ‘tweed’ inspired by the Huntsman archives. The fabric and throws were manufactured in our Yorkshire mill in Batley, using specialist weaving and finishing techniques. Proudly showcased in the window display of the store: Huntsman & Sons, 11 Savile Row, Mayfair, London, W1S 3PS.  

Inspiring V.I.P. visit to Joshua Ellis

We welcomed a group of fabric enthusiasts from London:  Chris Moodo, David Evans, Jamie Ferguson, Jonathan Edwards, Hannah Rigby, James Girdwood and Daisy Knatchbull. to visit our busy mill here in Batley, West Yorkshire. Our V.I.P. guests were from all walks of life: from blogging about style, fabrics and tailoring, a photographer who captures street style tailoring of luxurious fabrics to a 3rd year fashion design student who is setting up their own business upon graduating. Each guest, successful in their own rights, was eager to understand the manufacturing and production process behind the exclusive fabrics we make. Kristie Reeves – design director, presented our guests with a well-informed tour of the mill, describing each production process and showing the machines in action. Everyone at Joshua Ellis had a wonderful day, we enjoyed meeting our guests and learning about them, while informing them about Joshua Ellis Cashmere and the background of our rich heritage. Thank you for coming, we hope to see you all again soon!  

250th Year Anniversary

Joshua Ellis, established in 1767, celebrates this year its 250th anniversary and a heritage of British manufacturing. Everyone is exceptionally proud to mark this milestone, as Joshua Ellis continues to garner an unwavering reputation for producing some of the most luxurious fabrics and accessories of the finest quality. As the year has progressed, the celebrations have followed with clients, agents and employees worldwide. From trade shows in Milan at Milano Unica and Premiere Vision in Paris to events at our factory in Batley, ‘Joshua Ellis’ has been toasted many times. In February 2017, we received a very special royal visit, from HRH The Princess Royal, President of the UK Fashion and Textile Association. Princess Anne and her team came to the Joshua Ellis factory for a tour to see the manufacturing and production process in action. Here she unveiled a special plaque, signed our visitor’s book and was presented with an exclusive gift – a limited edition 250th anniversary fine cashmere scarf.  Princess Anne commended seven members of staff on their long service achievements, which together totalled 250 years!  

Joshua Ellis Welcomes a Royal Visit

HRH The Princess Royal visits Joshua Ellis & Co. as part of 250th anniversary celebrations The Princess Royal, who is President of the UK Fashion and Textile Association, visited Joshua Ellis & Co on 16th February to mark our 250th anniversary. It was a royal occasion to remember as she was given a tour of the offices and the entire production process at the mill where she met the staff, specifically seven members with long-service achievements . Princess Anne unveiled a special plaque, signed in the visitor’s book and received a gift of a limited edition 250th anniversary fine cashmere scarf. She spoke of her gratitude for the visit and that the firm’s longevity will be a foundation for more success over the next century. The company’s design director Kristie Reeves said: “We were thrilled that The Princess Royal was able to join us for our 250th anniversary celebrations and the staff have really enjoyed taking her behind the scenes of our fantastic mill.” “There has been such a buzz in the air and we have given her a real insight into the incredible skills of our design and production experts who help to maintain Yorkshire’s position at the forefront […]

Celebrating 250 years at Joshua Ellis

Joshua Ellis is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of luxury cashmere, woollen cloth and accessories and in 2017 we are proud to be celebrating our 250th anniversary.

Our journey began in the mill towns of Yorkshire during Britain’s textile heyday where we carry on the tradition, supplying high quality cloth and accessories to an international market. Artisan skills have been passed down through the generations and our thriving apprenticeship scheme, which covers all aspects of manufacture, design and sales, is bringing new talent into the industry to keep Britain at the forefront of global designer fashion.

Dashing Tweeds

Working hard to create modern urban woven textiles is Dashing Tweeds who take the best from the past and make it modern, interesting and relevant to life today.

Within their studio in East London they design and develop seasonal cloth collections using new woven structures on our hand loom. These are then produced by an appropriate British mill and released twice a year.

Joshua Ellis names top UK textile business

Joshua Ellis is extremely proud to have won the Textile Business Award at the 2015 UK Fashion and Textile Awards, held at the prestigious Tobacco Dock in London.

Managing Director Jayne Woodthorpe said: "Britain’s fashion and textile industry is thriving and we faced extremely tough competition in our category. This award highlights the fact that a continuing emphasis on innovation and excellence is ensuring that our business continues to be relevant today, exporting Yorkshire cloth around the world. It is a tribute to the skill and dedication of our local workforce, our high quality standards and the mix of traditional and new manufacturing techniques we use to create our pioneering luxury textile products."

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