Prince William Cloth

23 September 2011

Master Tailor Domenico Carbone  had the pleasure of working with a length of auctioned Prince William cloth this week…..

Prince William Suit Cloth

The fabric was made from the finest Australian Merino wool donated by more than 200 woolgrowers across the country, and was tailored into a suit for Prince William as a gesture of thanks from the Australian wool industry.

The Royal family is behind the global Campaign for Wool, with Prince Charles its patron. The campaign is putting consumers back in touch with wool as a natural and renewable fibre.

Earlier this year over 200 woolgrowers from across Australia each donated a small sample of wool that has now become a magnificent cloth.

The donated raw wool was scoured and combed in Biella Italy by Pettinatura di Verrone, before being dyed and spun at Bulmer & Lumb in Bradford, UK. The fabric was then woven at Taylor & Lodge in Huddersfield, UK into suiting cloth in two styles – a grey flannel and a grey pinstripe

As part of the program, 10 suiting lengths of the remainder of the cloth were made available by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI). These have been auctioned at wool industry events across Australia for the benefit of one of Prince William’s nominated charities: the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).

Eight lengths of the ‘Wool fit for a Prince’ have already been sold, raising more than $30,000 for the RFDS. Suit lengths have sold between $3000 and $8500.

Royal Wool

Prince William Cloth tailoring by Master Tailor Domenico Carbone

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