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About Barnaby silks

Barnaby Silks is a Trading Name of R A Smart (Holdings) Ltd. R A Smart operates one of the largest digital textile printing facilities in the UK. Established 1972 and located in Macclesfield, the traditional UK home of silk, the company is successfully reversing the domestic manufacturing decline through its printing, weaving and textile manufacturing services. Much of R A Smart’s fabric production is converted into finished products such as gents and ladies neckwear and household textiles. The business continues to hand screen print and jacquard weave alongside its digital capabilities, working with the full scope of fabrics from silk and cashmere, to cotton, linen and polyester. R A Smart also offers complete printing solutions through the sale of printing equipment and associated materials.


A traditional tie manufacturer established at the very heart of the English silk industry, Barnaby is the rolling foothills of the western fringes of the Peak District, the babbling Bollin that flows through our village and the stately viaducts that transported the trains to Silktown and back with our precious goods on board. He’s the narrow boats that pass up and down the canal, the steep cobbled streets lined with low ceilinged cottages and the grand old mills that remind us of our village’s heritage. Barnaby takes tradition and holds it close. He creates contemporary pieces with a soul that’s anchored in the past but with an eye that knows the present. The blue skies and green fields, the magical threads and the artisan hands, the head that knows and the heart that understands. Barnaby – gents luxury silk and wool accessories with soul and heritage where style and substance are perfectly woven together.
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