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International textile festival gives English town a boost

 

A small town is using its textile past to help forge a profitable future, as Mary Jane Baxter reports from Stroud in Gloucestershire.

Lizzi Walton is struggling under the weight of 25,000 brochures, and she is inundated with calls.

It is a good job she can multi-task because she has got plenty to do.

From this tiny office in the middle of a small Gloucestershire market town, Lizzi is running an international festival – one that will see some 15,000 visitors swell the local streets this month.

So are we talking music, literature or the latest fad, food – all of which are now popular festival fodder?

No, this festival is all about fabric or, to be more precise, textiles – and it is already into its sixth year.

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