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SIL Holdings amalgamates fibre & yarn division
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Sep '12
SIL Holdings have amalgamated their fibre and yarn divisions under the umbrella of Luxury Fibres and Yarns Ltd. At the same time these two successful divisions are taking the opportunity to modernise their image under the guidance of Group Marketing Director, Michael Stewart.

The fibre division will continue under the SEAL INTERNATIONAL name with Jeremy Seal as Managing Director and Andrew Baker as Sales Director. The yarn division, recently rebranded to MBA Yarns will continue with Chris Martin as Managing Director. Both Jeremy Seal and Chris Martin will also be appointed Directors of Luxury Fibres and Yarns Ltd.

Both businesses are world leaders in their fields. Seal International maintains one of the largest stockholdings of quality assured luxury and speciality fibre in the World. Their in-house lab can test, grade and guarantee the specification of their deliveries of cashmere, mohair, alpaca, yak, wool, angora and silk.

The Group’s modern, in-house testing facility is also crucial in allowing MBA Yarns to guarantee the quality of the yarn they supply. As merchants and stockists of over 500 tonnes of worsted and woollen yarns for apparel and upholstery sectors they continue to grow their customer base worldwide.

Andrew Seal, Group Managing Director said “I’m delighted by these changes which will see the group move forward into the next 5 years with confidence and real optimism. We’ve strong foundations, profitable businesses and strong and experienced leadership. We know that our modern approach to the world of luxury fibres and yarns means that textiles is still alive and strong in West Yorkshire.”

The group also contains world renowned cashmere weaver Joshua Ellis and mohair weavers William Halstead and John Foster.

SIL Holdings Ltd is a family-owned business and is the umbrella for the group of textile businesses which include:

  • Luxury Fibres and Yarns Ltd – divisions include Seal International, Speciality Fibres and MBA Yarns
  • Luxury Fabrics Ltd – divisions include William Halstead, John Foster and Charles Clayton

Other businesses in the Group include Stanley Mills Weavers Ltd, Abbotsford and Roberts Dyers and Finishers Ltd. These companies work seamlessly together to deliver first class textile production and finishing.  With over 40 years’ experience in the specialist fibre, yarn and weaving sector, the Group have invested in the most up-to-date manufacturing, production, storage and distribution facilities. 

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