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



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