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Wakefield entrepreneur among guests in attendance at Royal event

A start-up fashion entrepreneur was among a select number of guests to attend His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales event.

Held at Dumfries House on Friday 9 September, Ross Barr Hoyland, founder of Ross Barr, attended The Campaign for Wool.

The exclusive event focused on wool for fashion and interior design and the encouragement of British manufacturing, which Ross Barr is a keen advocate of.

The clothing line is made entirely from British Wool and previously received the royal seal of approval from the Queen and Prince Charles, including attending the 40th anniversary of the Princes Trust Centre in Kennington earlier this year.

Having achieved support from The Prince’s Trust to set up in September 2015, Ross Barr Hoyland was joined at the event by fellow Prince’s Trust Enterprise graduate and company, textile designer, Adriana Homewares. Ross Barr’s clothing has been worn by one of the UK’s top male models, David Gandy who also attended the event.

Ross comments:

“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.”

Other Great British brands in attendance included British Wool Marketing Board, Marks and Spencer, Paul Smith, Eco Age, British GQ, The Woolmark Company, FashionRevolution and many more.