Ross Barr meets royalty at manufacturing event

A start-up fashion entrepreneur met with HRH Prince Charles at an event championing British manufacturing.

Saturday, 24th September 2016, 11:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:55 pm
Ross Barr with Prince Charles

Ross Barr Hoyland, founder of Ross Barr, attended The Campaign for Wool event at Dumfries House on Friday, September 9, when he spoke to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

The exclusive event focused on the use of wool in fashion and interior design, and was aimed at encouraging British manufacturing, both aims that the Ross Barr menswear label is a keen advocate of.

The clothing line - made entirely from British wool - has previously received the royal seal of approval from the Queen and Prince Charles.

Ross said: “Having previously met His Royal Highness and the Queen, I am absolutely honoured to have been invited back to attend this royal event.

Ross Barr shares the same ethos behind the Campaign for Wool and so we’re proud to support and encourage young manufacturers of Great British wool and it was a pleasure to connect with the pioneers of the industry.”

The Ross Barr firm was set up with the help of The Princes’ Trust in September 2015.

Ross was joined at the event by fellow Prince’s Trust Enterprise graduate, textile designer Adriana Homewares, and top male model David Gandy, who has previously worn items from the Ross Barr label.

Other Great British brands in attendance included the British Wool Marketing Board, Marks and Spencer, Paul Smith, Eco Age, British GQ, The Woolmark Company and Fashion Revolution.