Today we say a very Happy 215th Birthday to this man: Sir Titus Salt, one of Yorkshire's most important mill owners and the inspiration behind the name for our very first yarn
Sir Titus Salt was a Leeds born wool manufacturer who became tired of the smoke and pollution emanating from Yorkshire’s mills and factory chimneys. He built a new mill and housing with amenities for his workers on the outskirts of Bradford which opened on his 50th Birthday, the 20th September 1853. The village of Saltaire
now has World Heritage status and the mill continues to be an inspiration for many artists, most notably David Hockney who has a gallery based there and who painted this wonderful image of the mill and village:
Sir Titus made his fortune by being one of the first mill owners to create the lustrous and subsequently hugely fashionable alpaca cloth, which contributed massively to his success as a manufacturer. And it's the reason why 30 per cent of the finest, softest British Alpaca adds that little bit of magic to the blend of Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester in our wonderful Titus yarn
And what better way to celebrate Sir Titus' birthday than to treat you all with a gift....20% all of our Titus range
from now until Sunday, both online and in store. Don't forget there's free delivery on all international orders over £70, all UK orders over £50 and any order at all if you use our click and collect service! Click here
to view our full flash sale offerings.
(This offer is subject availability and will end at midnight on Sunday 23rd September BST)