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New Zealand’s Escorial Wool Launches Exclusive Collection


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This season the luxurious and rare Escorial wool will showcase the first complete collection in both worsted and woollen fabrics, woven in Yorkshire, England by exclusive partners Joshua Ellis and Luxury Fabrics.

Escorial wool, originating from the Spanish Royal flocks of El Escorial, has made a name around the world for producing luxury performance garments for a discerning customer, grown from an exceptional small sheep, grazing in limited numbers in Australia and New Zealand. The Escorial distinction is in the heart of the fibre, performing as a naturally coiled spring. It is this coiled attribute that delivers fluidity in the Escorial fabric making a lightweight garment of crease resistance and comfort.

Founded by New Zealander Peter Radford in 1998, Escorial wool in February this year partnered with renowned Yorkshire textile companies Joshua Ellis and Luxury Fabrics, both who have the heritage and experience to translate the characteristics of Escorial into a luxurious fabric.

“We love working with Escorial,” says Kristie Reeves Design Director for Joshua Ellis, “It has the luxurious feel of cashmere yet the natural durability of wool, Escorial has extraordinary performance properties.”

For Autumn Winter 2017/18 Joshua Ellis, will launch a design compilation of Escorial wool coatings and jacketing fabrics. To compliment this collection is a trans seasonal line of luxurious Escorial wool shawls and scarves.

Specialising in Escorial woven fabrics, Luxury Fabrics will showcase a significant woven collection in Escorial wool suiting’s, blazer and travel fabrics.

“Escorial is popular in markets where people understand real luxury,” says David Gallimore Managing Director of Luxury Fabrics. “It is a special fibre from a protected source, the lightweight, crease resistance, comfort factor makes Escorial the perfect travel fabric.”

Both the woven and woollen collections have been designed as a complete capsule to tell a story with each quality reflected in a specific way to capture the subtle British heritage combined with the Escorial history.

“Through our partnership with Joshua Ellis and Luxury Fabrics, the introduction of the complete Escorial collection is exciting, Escorial can now offer something very versatile and unique to the customer,” says Peter Radford, Founder and Managing Director of The Escorial Company, “From an Escorial travel suit, a sports jacket, an overcoat to an Escorial scarf.”



• Escorial was established in 1998 by Peter Radford, New Zealand to promote and protect a rare and luxurious type of wool from a small sheep descending from the royal El Escorial flocks

• The Escorial logo and coat of arms is a global registered trademark and guarantees rarity, provenance and authenticity owned by The Escorial Company Ltd New Zealand

• Joshua Ellis and Luxury Fabrics, West Yorkshire hold the exclusive rights to weave and sell Escorial woven and woollen fabrics worldwide


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