Wednesday, 7 January 2015
Yorkshire Lad Ties - Made in the North
Yorkshire Through and Through
Lad Yorkshire is a designer collective based in Leeds, England. The Lad designers have two objectives: to develop a collection of Yorkshire-made products using materials sourced locally, to celebrate the industrial heritage of this most idiosyncratic of English counties. They are inspired particularly by Yorkshire's mills and the incredible textiles they produce. (We try and promote the great mills as much as possible ourselves.)
Sam, one of the designers and a former designer at Abraham Moon, contacted Tweed Towers and let me know about their first launch — a range of woollen ties.
The ties in the range have been given famous manufacturing names from Yorkshire, as is right. For example, we have the green wool Jowett tie above. Jowett manufactured light commercial vehicles.
The Moon tie below is named after dear old Abraham Moon & Sons.
So you get a nice tie and a lesson in Yorkshire's industrial history at the same time. Note that the materials for the ties are sourced within a 60-mile radius. Abraham Moon is one of the suppliers. The ties are available here at the moment.
Lads, I've been picking up vintage frayed-end woollen ties recently. For purely selfish reasons, that might be an idea for future additions to your tie collection.