The Bulmer and Lumb Group has had the privilege of being asked to dye, comb, spin, weave and finish a selected bale of wool into the luxury fabric that Taylor and Lodge produces. This will then be given as a wedding gift for Prince William and Kate Middleton to celebrate their marriage. The raw wool for the fabric was supplied by the members of the Australian Wool Growers, each donating a few kilos of their finest merino wool from this season.

The fabrics chosen for this special event are a modern version of our award winning Lumb’s Golden Bale flannel cloth as originally made for H Lesser cloth merchants for their exclusive clients along Savile Row. And a clear cut classic pin stripe, a suitable fabric for an English gentlemen’s wardrobe. After a consultation with Anderson and Sheppard, who are going to tailor the final garment, we decided on a shade of medium charcoal, which is in high demand by some our most discerning customers. The cloth was finished by the group fabric finisher Holmfirth Dyers.

The wool bale will make a total of 27 suit lengths; the remaining 26 will be purchased by members of the global wool industry and all proceeds will be donated to the Royal Flying Doctors Service in Australia.

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