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Angelico wool mill acquires British weaving company

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Biella-based woolmill Angelico finalizes the acquisition of British weaving company Marling & Evans. Angelico operates through its totally vertical manufacturing cycle. Spinning, warping and weaving operations are carried out in the two plants in Ronco Biellese, while dying, finishing and all testing is staged within the Biella plant. A company spokesperson comments that the operation will help to enhance Marling & Evans business and commercial relationships and to expand its seasonal collections.


Marling & Evan is a well known British brand and has been producing refined fabrics in the Huddersfield textile district of Yorkshire in the UK for more than two hundred years.


Superior natural fibres combine in lightweight fabrics and broad patterns that are typical of British tradition: silk/cotton, wool/linen, lightweight wools in which faux uni and classic designs predominate, revisited in a brand new selection of bright colours.


Part of the collection harnesses the natural hues of the fibres, providing a summer variation of the moods of the natural undyed range, the true showpiece of the woollen mill. This is a unique product in both the care and selection that go into it; it is made of British, undyed wools including Shetland, Jacobs and Welsh Black varieties, blended on the basis of  the natural hues of the fibres.


Founded in 1782 as small craft weavers, Marling and Evans still produces wool cloth for the garment sector, using singular, non-serial procedures. Its products contain only British wools, dyes and natural finishes, with no chemical additives and using the soft water in the Huddersfield textile district, renowned for the softness of its fibres. The exceptional heritage of know-how and craft is carried forward by local craftsmen, skilled in each of the outsourced steps such as spinning and finishing. This is zero-mile production by definition.


For followers of British textiles, Marling & Evans offers exquisite flannels, melange fabrics for jackets and carded cloths for coats, Donegal, Herringbone, leno weave cloths made on traditional looms in the old- fashioned way, and textiles for hunting jackets that are given water-repellent finishes which heighten the natural properties of the wool.


A distinctive feature of the Marling & Evans range is ultrasoft covert twill in a Shetland and British lambswool blend. It has been used for years in the upholstery of Rolls Royce and is highly considered within the fashion industry.

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