Terry Davies, a professional harness make from Shropshire, contacted Abbey last year looking for donations in materials. These materials would help Terry bring his prototype alive which would help radically change the welfare of working animals across Ethiopia. We asked Terry if he could tell us more about this great project and his involvement with SPANA. Here is what he had to say…
Yaris Equestrian are a British manufacturer of equestrian rugs and saddle cloths. Based in Kendal, Cumbria, the Yaris team are made up of highly skilled machinists and cutters who have over 30 years’ experience.
Bespoke or not, it seems this team constantly delivery high performing rugs and cloths which last season upon season. Their close eye to detail and quality is definitely reflected in their long list of standing customers.
A quilted fabric is a three-layered fabric, all stitched together, with two cotton outer layers and a fibre based filling in the middle. Quilted fabric is used for the purpose of insulation and protection. The ability of quilting to come in a variety of different weights and thicknesses makes it a versatile material for many applications. The different thickness of the filling and the design of the stitching provide different levels of heat retention and create a durable fabric that retains its shape during use. Popular applications for quilted fabrics are outdoor jackets, handbags, bed linen and saddle pads.
Abbey England have listened to their customers and are once again supporting the saddlery industry with reintroduction and introduction of two highly demanded tools.
Made by Abbey’s manufacturing division, the team have produced traditional Saddlers Pincers and two types of brass smashers.
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