Property news: Shepherd Homes and designer buy British

Show home in York Dale will feature British-made textiles.
Show home in York Dale will feature British-made textiles.
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At a time of year when shoppers hit the high street in search of a post-Christmas sale, Shepherd Homes are showing their commitment to buying British with a forthcoming showhome at York Dale in Killingbeck featuring interiors by a local designer who only uses UK-manufactured textiles.

Hebden Bridge-based Hannah Williamson runs her own design company and shares Shepherd’s passion for supporting UK talent and products with a guarantee that all fabrics and soft furnishings are 100 per cent handmade in Britain. Hannah has already contributed to the latest showhome at Shepherd’s Springhead Mills development in Guiseley and she is now working on the three-bedroom York Dale showhome which is due to open for viewing in February.

Hannah said: “Prior to setting up the company I spent several years buying home furnishings for some of the UK’s most progressive retailers and sourced textiles from all over the world. That’s the main reason that we have decided to major on British-manufactured fabrics – Britain’s textile industry declined with the growth of foreign markets, but its heritage in weaving, dyeing and finishing is world-renowned. What hasn’t been lost is the skill, dedication and craftsmanship that British textile mills can produce. I am very proud to use locally sourced wools, tweeds, velvets and linen to produce vibrant interiors which I hope will do justice to Shepherd’s exciting range of showhomes.”

Shepherd Homes Sales & Marketing Director, Liz Green, said: “Hannah is a real creative talent.”

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