Event: Wool Week at Harvey NicholsMonday, 14 October 2013
This evening I popped along to the Wool Yorkshire event - in association with Campaign for Wool. This was a collaboration between SIL Holdings and students from Leeds College of Art. Harvey Nichols and the Victoria Quarter presented the installations and displays in a beautiful setting.
Wool Week is part of a global initiative to promote the use of wool in the industry and to educate people about how exactly it can be used. Whether it be in fashion or furnishings. The Prince of Wales is the patron of the Campaign for Wool - so it has the royal stamp of approval.
I personally love to get behind campaigns like this one, as I am a big believer in supporting our local industries. I was especially impressed with the Harvey Nichols window display which had pieces from Bolaji Osunsina, who was inspired by the surroundings of Yorkshire. Including the 'rolling landscapes and textile mills to the sheep and textured grass.'
Wool Week starts today and runs until the 20th October. If you fancy popping into the Victoria Quarter you will be able to see the installations and the Harvey Nichols window display until this date.
I will leave you with a picture of a beautiful flock of sheep that turned up for the occasion - a couple of them were nice enough to pose.