Alison Yule Textiles receives prestigious environmental award
Alison Daykin, SBID member and award-winning textile designer from Derbyshire, has received the Environmental Quality Mark by the Peak District National Park Authority.
Alison impressed a selection panel of Peak District leaders last month with her commitment to good environmental practice. The judges assessed the sustainable way that Alison’s business, Alison Yule Textiles, produces its unique hand-woven fabrics and creates bespoke interior decoration items for people’s homes and for public buildings.
Alison had to meet very rigorous standards before being put before the panel of judges. She was delighted to take the opportunity to present her business practices and demonstrate her commitment to the environment both locally and internationally.
Hallmarks of Alison’s work are unusual colour combinations and original, tactile textiles, which are inspired by her surroundings in and around the Peak District. Recently, for example, Alison produced a series of wall panels, cushions and window hangings in wool and linen that were inspired by the Peak District’s famous Haddon Hall. Each piece that Alison produces, whether for interior decoration item or as a work of art, is hand woven using richly textured techniques with simple, effective designs without damage to the environment.
Alison, who has been weaving, spinning and dyeing for over 30 years, said “I am extremely proud of my county which has inspired a great deal of my work. This Award marks the culmination of the hard work and dedication I’ve put in to creating a sustainable business.”