Designer receives prestigious peak award

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A BELPER textile designer has been awarded the Environmental Quality Mark after impressing a panel of Peak District leaders.

Alison Daykin, from Hulland Ward, who runs Alison Yule Textiles, had to meet the exceptionally high standards required before facing the judges last month.

The panel assessed the sustainable way Alison produces her hand-woven products and were impressed with her commitment to good environmental practice.

Alison, who has worked in the industry for the last 30 years, said: “I am extremely proud of my county which has inspired a great deal of my work.

“This award marks the culmination of the hard work and dedication I have put into creating a sustainable business.”

Hallmarks of Alison’s work are unusual colour combinations and original, tactile textiles which are inspired by her surroundings in the Peak District.

The Environmental Quality Mark is the first of its kind in England and gives businesses the chance to demonstrate their commitment to the National Park.

The idea is that when you buy an EQM awarded product, you can be sure your purchase supports the heritage and management of the Peak District.