After weaving the fabric is scoured (washed) using pure water pumped from boreholes 800ft below Guiseley, and then milled and dried. The oils that were used to aid the manufacture of the fabric are removed and fire retardants and water resist treatments can be padded onto the fabric. This is when the wonderful and luxurious feel (or ‘handle’) starts to become apparent. The final step in the process is finishing. Each length of fabric is carefully pressed using steam and specialised equipment is used to remove any shrinkage, thus completing the creation of our fabric.