2016 Rio Olympics


Once again we had the pleasure of suppling the British Olympic team with fabric for their formal attire.

Discovery Museum – ReFashion Exhibition

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In a joint collaboration with Northumbria University’s Fashion Department and Newcastle’s Discovery Museum,  fashion students were lucky enough to view the impressive collection of historic garments housed at the museum, then we invited them to the mill to select fabrics and create their own interpretations. Both the historic and new collections were on dispaly in ReFashion, a new exhibition at the discovery museum…. [Read More]

Leeds College of Art graduate fashion show 2016

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The Leeds Corn Exchange was host to Leeds College of Art’s end of year fashion show last month. We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Leeds College of Art, by once again sponsoring 2nd year students with our fabric for the annual Menswear Tailoring Project. The finished garments were shown alongside final year students’ work,… [Read More]

Euro 2016 official England team suit


Proud to have woven the fabric for the English team again, good luck lads! Heading to France for this summer’s Euro 2016 the England squad will be the masters of chic in the latest tailoring collaboration of the FA with Marks & Spencer. The blue three piece suit has unmistakeably English wow factor and is of… [Read More]

Autumn Winter 2016/2017

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This season we show vintage style cloths for suits and jackets in country checks, black and ecru designs and flannels with speckled yarn effect. More conventional suitings are offered with stripes ranging from wide to narrow subtle multi stripes, in shades of soft powder blue, deep cobalt blue and light grey. Our jacketing designs include… [Read More]

ITMA 2015 at Fiera Milano Rho in Milan

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The Future of Textiles.   Keeping up to date with the textile industry’s latest technology and developments is at the heart of Alfred Brown’s philosophy.  ITMA is the industry’s show case event for the latest innovations. In November Ian Brown (Joint Managing Director), Mick Lee and Ben Brown visited ITMA 2015 at Fiera Milano RHO in… [Read More]

Alfred Brown at Intertextile Shanghai

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Our Autumn Winter Collection for 2016/2017 was viewed by Chinese buyers at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel exhibition. With growing demand for our premium British fabrics in China, directors Ian and Nigel Brown were very pleased to be exhibiting at Intertextile Shanghai trade show for the first time. They reported good interest in the collection, in particular the… [Read More]

Centenary Barbecue at Empire Mills


On July 24th we celebrated our centenary with a barbecue for employees and former employees in the garden at Empire Mills The mill garden was the perfect setting for celebrating the company’s 100th year in manufacturing. With the looms switched “off” the afternoon was spent playing Boules and Giant Jenga. A Coconut Shy and game… [Read More]

The warp and weft of family history


The Times – Thursday 27 August 2015 Alfred Brown, which supplies the cloth for suits in high street shops across the country, has survived plenty of changes in Leeds textiles industry over the past 100 years. Ian Brown, the joint managing director, says that the industry is “very much depleted”, even since he joined the… [Read More]