1. Competition Winner- Elizabeth Anne Design

    Competition Winner- Elizabeth Anne Design

    Elizabeth Anne Design started with a little girl in Northern Ireland with strong artistic abilities, a love of colour, a desire to create and an eye for fashion. Wanting to stand out from the crowd, she soon developed her own unique wardrobe using skills handed down to her from other family members.

    This eye for detail and knowledgeable approach secured Anne a management position within a childrenswear manufacturer. During this period she developed machining techniques and learnt many valuable things about fabric technology. Alongside this full time occupation she began taking on individual clients for whom she created unique, top quality outfits and naturally gravitated towards wedding outfits and formal dresses.

    Eventually she took the plunge and opened her own shop,

  2. Closing Soon

    Closing Soon

    Our competition is drawing to a close. Here is a line-up of our finalists!


    Vote for 1, 2, 3 or 4 HERE

    1. Shelly Tindale
    Fabric: Joel & Son Metal Armour.

    2. Elizabeth March
    Fabric: Joel & Son Wool Crepe, Silk polka dots and Pique.

    3. Luke Archer
    Joel & Son Silk Brocade and Silk Jacquard.

    4. Dawn Johnson
    Joel & Son Cotton Pique.

    Vote for 5, 6, or 7 HERE


  3. The Big Facebook Customer Creation Competition!

    The Big Facebook Customer Creation Competition!

    Customer: Nneka Uzoigwe Photographer: Luke A. R. Hamblin

    One of the things that really makes our work worthwhile is seeing all of the fabulous creations you all make from our fabrics – some of them are simply stunning and we want to show these off to inspire more customers and readers.

    Maybe you make dresses and garments for a living. Maybe you are at university studying Fashion or Textile Design. Maybe you are simply a hobbyist who loves making things out of fabrics. Either way, we bet a £100 voucher to spend in our on-line store would help ri

  4. From Design to Reality, a Competition Winners Journey to Italy

    From Design to Reality, a Competition Winners Journey to Italy

    Another week, another exciting event to report on - this time involving a competition winner, a trip to Italy and some exclusive printed silk designs.

    Recently, Joel of Joel & Son Fabrics has begun lecturing at a fashion college, providing over 60 years expertise in the industry to the fashion designers of the future. He held a competition for the students of Shenkar College to create the most creative fabric design that was both modern and commercially viable. The winner of the top prize would not only have their design printed and then sold exclusively here at Joel & Son Fabrics, but would also have the chance to fly to Italy with Joel and witness the printing process from start to finish at a top fabric mill, where many of our own fabrics are printed.

    So after much deliberation, the competition winner, Dan, was chosen and he set off to Italy on a two day educational journey with Joel himself.