7th Future Fabrics Expo

12 Dec 2017

I remember my first visit to the Future Fabrics Expo over 5 years ago. I was beyond excitement at the prospect of discovering new innovations in sustainable fabrics and the expo did not disappoint.

Since the visit, the Cock & Bull Menswear collection went on to create collections made from 100% organic cotton, PET (hemp and recycled polyester) and 100% hemp textiles and yarns. This year the list of exhibited fabrics is even longer than previous years and spotlights some very exciting innovations including those below:

  • Algae-derived materials
  • Apple skin vegan leather
  • Denims with post-consumer recycled cottons from Responsible denim alliance
  • Chrome-free tanned leathers
  • Cradle to Cradle certified yarns and threads
  • Ecovero™, TENCEL™Luxe, Tencel™, Refibra™, Modal™ by Lenzing Group
  • GOTS certified links, fabrics, lace, and ribbons
  • Orange fibre 
  • Oyster shell fabrics
  • Mushroom leather
  • Pineapple textile
  • Recycled polyester from ocean plastics

 

2018 and beyond Cock & Bull Menswear will feature some of these interesting innovations and so I am very much looking forward to sourcing at the upcoming  7th Future Fabrics Expo.  Until then below is a video from last year's event.

Introducing Cock & Bull Tweed

12 Dec 2017

A Conscious Uncoupling of the Brand

Following a period where I needed to take some time out to attend to some personal matters, it was decided that the Cock & Bull Menswear brand as established in 2012 would need to reinvent itself to better satisfy the distincly needs of both partners. Phil and I have, therefor undertaken and conscious uncoupling of the brand to present 2 separate entities:  Cock & Bull Menswear and Cock & Bull Tweed.

Cock & Bull Menswear

Headed by myself, A A Lindsay, Cock & Bull Menswear will re-launch in Autumn 2018 with a renewed focus on sustainable fabrics with hemp and organic cotton very much at the centre and front stage of what it does. My love affair with colour and texture will be very evident in the new pieces as will my newly developed weaving skills in the way of scarves and throws.

Cock & Bull Tweed

Continuing to use the same fabulous tweed mill used in the last 5 years under Cock & Bull Menswear, and using the same core collection of ten tweeds as before. However, there are some exciting new additions and Phil will occasionally rotate the collection slightly and offering a few new tweeds to our essentials line. Additionally, he will be offering monthly Limited Editions.

The provenance of Cock & Bull Tweed will remain very much in the UK and news of the development can now be found at the brands new blog and at its new Facebook and Instagam pages.

It is with much love and respect that I wish Phil the best of luck with Cock & Bull Tweed. Stay in touch for the latest news of the new Cock & Bull Menswear collections which will be developing and producing limited editions during 2018 before a full launch in the Autumn of 2018. 

Peace & Elevation

Andii


 

Cock & Bull Menswear Are on The Move

22 Mar 2016

 It has been a whirlwind 36 months on Cheshire Street and we have thoroughly enjoyed being part of a community of like-minded hardworking independent businesses and it has been great fun discovering other sustainable and ethical menswear brands to present alongside our own line. However, the management and running of the retail shop as well as the sourcing and management of other lines has resulted in us being pulled away from the core of what we really do and the development of our own line. In addition, following a recent downturn in visitors to the street as well as health issues that dramatically affected our small team we have decided that it was best if we tweaked our business model so that we would have greater flexibility to focus on the core of Cock & Bull Menswear.

We have therefore relocated to a studio space in Haggerston (just one stop from Shoreditch High Street) where we will accept visitors by appointment Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10.00-18.00. 

Our new address is:

Thomas Briggs Building
2-4 Southgate Road
Haggerston
London N1 3JJ
 

So what does the future hold for Cock & Bull Menswear?

 

We will spend the next 2 months focused on product and developing some exciting new items.  The Indigo Blue Collection will be in development and we will be working with local weavers which is a very exciting prospect.

We will also be pushing ahead with the long overdue new order of Short Johns and Mini Johns which are a firm favourite with a number of our customers.

Wholesale orders are high on our list of priorities as we would love to make our items available throughout the UK.  One new outlet is in Bristol at the newly opened Movemment Boutique which can be found at 66 Alma Road, Clifton Bristol.

Please do contact us at contact@cockandbullmenswear.co.uk



 

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