Silk Fabrics UK | Biddle Sawyer Silks
Fine quality silks, since 1926


Calling All Fashion Design Students...

Creating your final year collection? We're here to help.

Affordable Silk Fabrics

We know how difficult it can be for fashion students to bring their designs to life, and that’s why we’re passionate about helping out where we can.

The pressure of sourcing good quality materials that will create a collection that you’re proud to showcase can be huge, especially when working with a limited budget.

Here at Biddle Sawyer Silks, we work closely with students to encourage their growth and transition from graduates to up and coming fashion designers.

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How we help students

Our exclusive offers

Unlimited Free Samples

As one of the UK's leading wholesale silk suppliers, we hold an extensive selection of the finest quality British made silks in varying finishes and qualities, all of which are available to sample.

Extending a helping hand to students, we offer unlimited free samples of the silk that we have in stock.

Students who we've worked with in the past find that this is a great way to not only get a better look and feel of the different types of silk available, but also to figure out how best to handle and work with the delicate fabrics.

Heavily Discounted Silk

If you're looking to call in for a visit, we'll give you exclusive access to our 'bit box'. Here you will find a random selection of silk offcuts, in various qualities and even printed designs.

These short lengths of silk are too good to go to waste, and they're perfect for fashion design students to utilise, so we offer huge discounts on all silk in the bit box exclusively for students.

The content of our bit box changes all of the time (that's the fun part!) and pieces are therefore purchased on a first come, first served basis.

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biddle sawyer silks bit box

We guarantee that you won’t find better quality silk out there, so if you want to enhance your fashion project with the best materials available, we invite you to take advantage of our exclusive Student offers.

How to find us

Our offices are located in the heart of Castlefield in Manchester.

Unit 7
5 Blantyre Street
M15 4JJ

Students are welcome any time between
10am - 4pm Monday - Friday

Get in touch

If you’ve got any questions or want to make an enquiry, please get in touch with us using this form and we will get back to you.

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About Us

Biddle Sawyer Silks have been a leader in the UK textile industry for over 90 years, and are proud to also be a leading UK silk printer, as the only merchant to own and operate a state of the art digital printer, in our specialised silk printing factory.

We are a close-knit team who all have a real passion for what we do, which translates across both our product offering and high levels of customer service.

We have many years combined experience in the fashion and textile industries, and are therefore always on hand to offer customers and visitors any help and guidance they may need with their projects, including technical assistance with unrivalled response times.

For more information on how we work, check out our how to order page using the button below.

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