A group of UK textile manufacturers, co-ordinated by the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT), have developed a face mask for Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.
The face mask features cotton spun in Manchester, woven in Burnley and sewn in London.
Following HMG guidelines, the UKFT President has adopted the face mask, which feature her royal cypher, and which highlight the high standards of textile manufacturing in Britain.
The Princess Royal will wear these as per HMG guidelines.
Adam Mansell, CEO of UKFT, said: “The COVID-19 crisis is devastating for many reasons but it has been encouraging to see the UK supply chain come together during this time of need. We’re delighted to be able to present the UKFT president with a face mask that has been made from scratch within the UK, which simply wouldn’t have been possible five years ago. HRH The Princess Royal is well known for her strong support to British textile manufacturing.”
The cotton face mask features cotton spun by UK textile manufacturers English Fine Cottons spun , which was then woven by John Spencer and embroidered and sewn by Apparel Tasker.
Designers, brands and retailers can find a UK fashion or textile manufacturer for their production using UKFT’s free-to-use directory Let’s Make It Here. The site features almost 400 UK manufacturers covering all stages of the supply chain, from yarns, fabrics and trimmings through to garment manufacturing (womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, footwear and accessories including bags, belts, hats, ties and blankets) and all relevant ancillary finishing and processing services.
For more information, please visit ukft.org