July 2012 News Archive

Woolmark Prize highlights outstanding knitwear designs

Woolmark Prize highlights outstanding knitwear designs

This year's Woolmark Prize European Award has helped to promote outstanding talent from around the continent.

If you're looking for creative inspiration then there were ideas aplenty on offer at the re-launched competition, which taught everyone about the natural beauty and potential of Merino wo... read more

Tiggy Maconochie centres designs on 'practical elegance'

Practical elegance is the name of the game for Tiggy Maconochie

Designing knitwear can be a daunting task, especially if it is your debut collection like photography agent Tiggy Maconochie.

Launching her fashion line recently she told Vogue how the success of her designs is down to giving her work a theme, giving her something to work around and bringing an i... read more

Uniqlo joins raft of retailers to ditch mulesed wool

Uniqlo joins list of retailers opposing mulesed wool

Uniqlo has joined a long list of fashion retailers to ban the use of mulesed wool in their clothing.

After eight months of international campaigning from PETA, the fifth-largest retailer in the world has agreed to phase out the use of wool from sheep who have been mulesed.

Many reputable wool m... read more

Kate Middleton gets to grips with cable knit

Kate Middleton gets to grip with cable knit

The Duchess of Cambridge might be able to afford her fair share of new designer clothes, however, with tried-and-tested classics she needn't splash out every time she leaves the house.

Last week Kate Middleton dug out one of her favourite looks, a cream cable knit Alexander McQueen dress, which ... read more

British designer wins Feel the Yarn contest

British designer wins Feel the Yarn contest

A student from Britain has become this year's winner of the annual Feel the Yarn contest.

Xiao Li, who attends the Royal College of Art in London, took home the prestigious title after battling it out with 19 other top design students.

The 20 participants were tasked with designing and knitting g... read more

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