An Interview with the Maker.

An Interview with the Maker.

We had the pleasure of sitting down with David Gallimore, the Managing Director of John Foster. This esteemed brand is renowned across the world for its exceptional worsted, and mohair apparel fabrics and has, without a doubt, become one of our top-selling brands here at Pepperlee.

In this candid conversation, David Gallimore, details reasons why you should choose premium cloth. Through his words, we hope to provide you with a profound understanding of why the choice to invest in premium clothing online transcends the ordinary.


Q: What is premium cloth?

Premium cloth is an embodiment of craftsmanship, quality, and heritage. It starts with the selection of the finest raw materials, often handpicked and meticulously sourced. These materials, be it alpaca, cashmere, or rare wool, are chosen for their superior attributes - softness, durability, and a luxurious feel and we only select the finest of these fibres to be used for luxury coating, jacketing and suiting.


Q: Can you tell us about the craftsmanship involved when making cloth?

Crafting premium cloth is an art form and each process is time-consuming, requiring patience, precision and years of experience.

Our skilled craftsmen meticulously weave, dye, and finish each piece with the upmost care at our Yorkshire mills and hand-check every metre of cloth to ensure that every detail is perfect before it is shipped to customers.


Q: What sets premium cloth apart from regular fabrics?

Premium cloth often features unique and intricate patterns, weaves, and finishes using the finest fibres. Our processes require a high level of expertise and artistry, using the highest quality techniques whereas mass-produced ‘regular’ fabrics are often made with cheaper materials and spend less time perfecting each roll.

Our cloth is simply incomparable to anything else on the market.


Q: Is there a sustainable aspect to premium cloth production?

Absolutely. Sustainability practises are a key part of our cloth production. Our cloth is certified, and we are constantly taking various measures to minimise our environmental footprint. These initiatives include responsible water and energy usage, waste reduction, and eco-friendly manufacturing processes.

You will notice on Pepperlee that many fabrics hold the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) and Responsible Mohair Standard (RMS) certification, this means that this fabric is sustainable and fully traceable.


Q: Why should people invest in premium cloth?

Premium cloth isn't just a piece of fabric; it's an investment in quality, longevity, and timeless style. The price reflects the effort and artistry poured into each piece and the exceptional materials and craftsmanship poured into making each cloth, ensure that these fabrics last over repeated wears and with proper care, generations.

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