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Yorkshire and Humberside

Yorkshire and the Humber is the third most important region for fashion and textiles, with approximately 2,000 located businesses in the region, employing 40,000 people.

Most fashion and textiles business activities are represented to some extent, but the region is particularly strong in the following:

  • Textiles
  • Technical textiles (those manufactured for performance rather than appearance)
  • Dyeing and finishing on a commission basis
  • Apparel manufacturing
  • Wholesale of clothing and footwear
  • Dry cleaning and laundry

Whilst businesses are spread across the region, the main concentrations are in Calderdale & Kirklees. There are also “hot spots” for particular activities, including:

  • Textiles in Bradford and Huddersfield
  • Technical textiles in the Yorkshire region

Source: Skillfast-UK Yorkshire and Humber Broker Pack 2009