Leicester is the traditional home of knitted textiles and we knit, dye and print over 95% of the jersey stocked. Even when major producers and retailers went off shore to source cheaper jersey we remained producing in Leicester. Single jersey (one bed of needles) and double jersey (two beds of needles) is a knitting system based on circular machines where the yarn, in a weft or horizontal position, is fed into the needle bed, where the stitch is formed. Jersey’s key properties of drape, stretch, comfort and easy relaxed wearing make the finished styles made from jersey a joy to wear, from casual basics for daywear through to elegant occasionwear pieces for a red carpet look.
Montreux Fabrics was started in Leicester in 1973 by Michael Mulligan and Sharan Marsh. Over the years it has expanded from selling fabrics on market stalls into various textile activities.
Montreux has remained a family business with two of their five children involved in the day to day running of activities. Michael and Sharan never imagined when they first started that one day they could bring their fabrics to the wonderful people who sew through the magic of the internet.
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