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UKFT award winners revealed

Men’s tie and tailoring brand Drake’s, premium womenswear brand Teatum Jones and premium London boutique Browns were among the winners at the UK Fashion & Textile Awards 2015 on May 21.

Drake’s and Teatum Jones walked away with the UKFT Menswear Award and Womenswear Award respectively, while Tootsa MacGinty took the Childrenswear Award.

Browns, which was bought by indie etail marketplace Farfetch last week, won the UKFT Retailer Award.

Erdem won the UKFT Designer Business Award, while the Textile Business Award went to Yorkshire cashmere fabric firm Joshua Ellis.

Millinery Noel Stewart received the UKFT Accessories Award and premium nightwear brand Olivia von Halle the Lingerie Award.

The UKFT Rise Newcomer Award was presented to luxury men’s accessories brand Alice Made This.

North London womenswear supplier Sourgrape won the UKFT Let’s Make It Here Award and Scottish cashmere accessories brand Alex Begg & Co won the UKFT Exporter Award.

James Sugden, co-owner of 158-year-old Scottish tweed and tailoring business Campbell & Co and managing former director of Scottish cashmere and woollen manufacturer Johnstons of Elgin, was honoured with the NatWest UKFT Outstanding Achievement Award.

UKFT chief executive John Miln said: “Over 600 companies entered the awards this year, so the winners in each category clearly are the best of the best. We’re delighted to honour them.”

@KirstyMcGregor

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