Leeds textile student inspired by eco cloth production

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TEXTILE student Georgina Oakley was inspired to get creative after witnessing the production of a high quality ‘forty mile fleece’ eco cloth at Armley Mills.

The cloth from fleece to fabric has travelled just 40 miles throughout the whole of its production in Yorkshire as part of a micro manufacturing project supported by Leeds City Council.

The project forms part of an initiative by Yorkshire Textiles that aims to promote the local textile sector.

Textile student Georgina Oakley (pictured) was on work placement at Armley Mills as part of her Textiles GCSE course when she witnessed the fleece being produced.

She he has designed unique limited edition mini owls after being inspired by items from the cloth. The mini owls are now available in the Leeds Art Gallery shop.

Counc Lucinda Yeadon said: “We were delighted to support the ‘forty mile fleece’ project.”

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