We continue our short Q&A series with our exhibitors this week, and today we are talking with fabric designers and manufacturers Abbotsford.

Abbotsford fabrics have a beautiful new variety of fabrics that they will be showcasing at this years Manchester Open. From their Marine brights to their more neutral Moorgrass fabrics, Abbotsford have everything a designer could want when it comes to contract fabric specifying.abbotsford fabrics webHere’s what they had to say to us…

What are your predictions for the future of design within hospitality/workplace environments?

The comeback and use of fabrics woven from natural fibres, and the focus back on UK manufacturing.

What is exciting you about design in the north at the moment?

We are excited by the regions heritage, the history and re-building the textiles skill base through apprenticeships for the next generation. The focus on urban investment and the future of our industry.EH MOORGRASS CURTAIN webWhat do you love most about your industry?

The sense of achievement from seeing the process from beginning to end and the buzz of the manufacturing environment.

What are you most looking forward to showcasing at the Manchester Open?

We are looking forward to Abbotsford’s debut at this northern event and the opportunity to introduce Abbotsford’s textiles to potential new customers.

Marine Brights Square web

To see Abbotsford at stand 23 register for your ticket here