Spent a really enjoyable and educational day touring the Carrington fabrics site in Preston yesterday.

Carrington Career & Workwear Ltd is the largest supplier of workwear and technical fabrics in the U.K, and one of the market leaders in Europe. They specialise in designing and developing fabrics across a wide spectrum of end uses, including military camouflage prints, which I found particularly fascinating.

Until you see the whole process, from the raw cotton material coming in to the finished fabric coming out, you can’t imagine just what goes into creating the clothes we wear, from the manufacturing process itself to the chemistry involved in fixing the dye to the cotton.

My pics don’t do this place justice, I shot hundreds of images but unfortunately my camera’s playing up so very few came out, my original intention being to document the entire process from goods in to finished fabric shipping out the other end. Oh well, always next time…