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Report - Denholme Velvets Foreside Mill June 2010

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by dave, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. dave

    dave 28DL Regular User
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    I dont think this place has been reported on here though i am sure some of you will have seen it elsewhere on the web. It was a lot bigger than i thought and took a few hours to get right the way round all the little rooms corridors etc etc and despite it being well trashed in places a fair bit remains. Heres a bit about the company from their website and the firm is still operating next door in a much smaller unit.

    Denholme Velvets offer a complete line of velvet fabrics and pile fabrics for the fashion industry. Velvet based products form the core of a business committed to supplying quality fabrics throughout the world.

    Founded in 1938, the company has become internationally renowned for its high quality chiffon velvet as well as specialised velvets for jewellery displays and other technical uses.

    Among our many pile fabric products are:cotton velvet, acetate/rayon velvet, silk/rayon velvet, crushed velvet, iridescent velvet, panne velvet, stretch velvet, velveteens, corduroys, synthetic suede, faux furs, velours, costume fabric, dance fabric, theatrical fabric, and flame-retardant velvets

    More recently a collection of Finished Goods has been produced to provide quality velvet based products direct to the public.

    We are proud to offer you a wide range of qualities in a rich, vibrant palette of fashion colours.

    Heres some pics

    a couple of externals
    It was quite handy being on the bus as there is a stop almost outside the factory.

    small workshop



    This is an award from Kodak as they supplied the velvet which protects a 35mm film in its cassette and looking at the paperwork they did a roaring trade in Mexico amongst many other overseas countries. Due to the demise in film through the advent of digital this trade is now defunct.

    I nearly had the shock of my life when i suddenly came across this little prank which i think was set up by some previous explorers the dress is one of quite a few still lying around made in finest velvet of course.



    more samples etc



    another workshop

    Final pic and all in all quite a pleasant relaxed wander with one or two interesting items left behind.

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