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Linton Tweeds to make its name in Japan

Fabric supplier Linton Tweeds is to launch its own womenswear collection for the Japanese market following an increase in demand for its product.

The Carlisle manufacturer has signed a licensing agreement with Japanese brand house Sanki Shoji to create and distribute a collection under the Linton Tweeds name.

The spring 14 range will launch into Sanki Shoji’s Japanese stockists, including 53 department stores, in March. The debut collection will comprise tweed jackets and coats, leather accessories and cashmere products.

It will be priced to sit alongside luxury brands such as Chanel, Burberry, Céline and Lanvin, all of which the tweed manufacturer currently supplies.

Linton Tweeds managing director Keith Walker said: “International consumers are looking for the quality and prestige associated with British-made goods.”

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