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James Hare Fabrics

Silks and Crystals brings you one of the finest Dress and Furnishing Silk Collections in the World. James Hare, Britain’s leading Silk Specialist, set up in a cottage in Leeds in 1865 with nothing but experience and an understanding of the tailoring trade. Interestingly, during 1910-20 they were also the world’s largest stockist of Harris Tweed.

Many qualities are 100% pure Silk. Seen regularly on the catwalks around the World, there is a silk suitable for every occasion. Ideal for making dresses and gowns for any occasion or event, making each one original and unique to the person wearing it! We supply the entire James Hare Fabric Collection and ordering your samples is easy. We also offer you the option to purchase samples so that you can feel and touch these beautiful fabrics, ensuring your chosen fabric is the right one for you.

Pure Silk is the most hypo-allergenic fabric of all; cool in summer and warm in winter.

Bridal Silk Fabrics

Wedding Dress Silk

Alchemy Fabric Collection

Facets of Raw Mineral

Argento Silk Fabric

Rainbow of Colour

Astor Faux Silk Fabric

An authentic look

Aurora Silk Fabric

Night Sky Inspiration

Beauchamp Velvet Fabric

Sophisticated Upholstery

Carnaby Velvet Fabric

Perfect partner

Silk Chiffon Fabric

Soft, Chic & Elegant

Chiltern Fabric Collection

Faux Wild Silk

Connaught Silk Fabric

Silk & Merino Wool

Constellation Fabric Collection

Night Sky Wonder

Corolla Fabric Collection

Petals inspired

Silk Crepe Backed Satin

Timelessly Chic

Silk Crepe Georgette Fabric

Crinkled & Cascading

Domino Fabric Collection

Geometric Jacquard

Duchesse Satin Fabric

Traditionally Elegant

Dupion Silk Fabric

Sleek & Soft

Elements Faux Silk Collection


Fitzrovia Fabric Collection

City Chic

Gallery Fabric Collection

Art World Inspiration

Gardyne Fabric Collection

A Tudor English Garden

Silk Habotai Fabric

Cool in Summer

Hatton Fabric Collection

Beauty of Jewels

Highbury Fabric

Natural Looking Texture

Imperial Silk Taffeta

Crisp & Elegant

Iona Satin Linen

Iona Satin Linen

Kaleidoscope Fabric

Fractures of Light

Kashmiri Silk Matka Fabric

Pure Silk Matka

Lace Fabric Collection

Classic, Sexy, Versatile

Lismore Linen Fabric

Purely Linen!

Mayfair Fabric

Beautiful Textured Surface

Mikado Fabric

'Pick up Sticks'

Silk Organza Fabric

Soft & Transparent

Orissa Silk Dupion

Worlds favourite Silk

Osprey Faux Silk Fabric

Mottled markings

Persia Fabric Collection

Two Jacquard Weaves

Pimlico Silk Collection

Modern Twist

Portobello Fabric Collection

Portobello Road

Regal Silk Dupion Fabric

Smooth & Elegant

Savoy Silk Fabric

Fresh & Exciting

Shagreen Silk Fabric

Inspired by Shark & Ray Leathers

Simla Silk Matka Fabric

Alternative to Dupion

Soho Silk Fabric

Modern, Sharp, Zappy

Solitaire Fabric Collection


Tartan Silk Dupion Fabric

Authentic & Classic

Tempo Fabric Collection

Music & Dance

Tesserae Silk Fabric

Mosaic Elements

Textured Weave Fabrics

Country Living

Topaz Fabric Collection

Raised Texture

Trims & Braids

Classic Textural Accents

Silk Tulle Net Veiling

'Sheer' Class

Vienne Silk Fabric

Textured Fluid Drape

Voyager Fabric Collection

Travel Inspiration

Vyne Silk Tussah Fabric

Pure Tussah Silk

Silk Wallcoverings

Adorn your Walls

Waterfall Silk Fabric

Tweed-Like Texture

Westbury Silk Fabric

17th Century Inspired

Silk Zibeline Fabric

Truly Traditional


Silk or Soie in French, is one of the oldest textile fibres known to man, used by the Chinese since the 27th century BC. Mentioned too by Aristotle, becoming an extremely valuable commodity in both Rome and Greece. Silk was sold for its weight in gold during the Roman Empire. No other fabric generates quite the same reaction when mentioned. Pure Silk remains the strongest natural fibre; a steel filament of the same diameter, will break before the equivalent in silk will.

The James Hare Bridal Silk Collection is the largest in the World today and includes Chiffon, Crepe, Crepe Backed Satin, Duchesse Satin, Dupion, Georgette, Habotai, Organza, Satin, Taffeta, Tartan, Tulle, Zibeline and many more.

Silk is always in fashion. For that special occasion outfit there is a wide range of fabrics available. From Velvets and Sheers to Embroidered and plain Dupion. For your Bridal and Wedding Accessories like Waistcoats, Ties, Bow Ties and Cummerbunds, we also have the authentic Clan Tartan Silk collection to choose from. We can also have your Clan Tartan produced in pure silk, subject to terms and conditions; please Contact Us for further details.

With such a vast array of Silks and other composition fabrics available, the name James Hare is also well known to Designers, Hatters, Theatre, Ballet and Opera companies throughout Europe.

Their Fabrics have decorated interiors such as the walls of the Scottish Houses of Parliament, Wentworth Castle, Prince Williams 21st Marquee and the Royal Opera House.

Synonymous with the Fashion and Furnishing Industries, the quality of a James Hare Fabric is second to none; used by some of the most famous names in trade, all around the World.

Ordering your sample today is a must! It's the only way to experience the true look and feel of this stunning fabric….try before you buy!

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Silks & Crystals Ltd
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