We love fabrics with a story at Alice & Co Patterns so we made our Copenhagen Coat in Vivid Hues Melton from AW Hainsworth.
This Yorkshire Mill was founded in 1783 and has a royal warrant for supplying fabric to the military - if you go to see the Trooping of the Colour at Buckingham Palace the scarlet and dark blue guardsmen's uniforms will have been made in Hainsworth Cloth. Should you be lucky enough to own a Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, or Bentley they have Hainsworth fabric lining the interiors. If you do own a car like that you probably also have a Steinway piano, complete with Hainsworth felt under the keys. You can even have a Hainsworth wool-lined coffin for a cosy trip to the afterlife!
Despite all these prestigious clients, they are just as happy to sell a couple of metres to individual dressmakers and couldn't be friendlier on the phone!