This film is part of Free

Here We Come to Learn a Trade

Slow fashion offers career opportunities for the youth of Yorkshire

Industry sponsored film 1958 25 mins


This recruitment film for West Riding woollen mills, filmed in Bradford and aimed at school leavers, presents a range of occupations in the textile industry: design, spinning, equipment maintenance and more. While it promises potential career progression and support for further technical education, it's difficult to imagine teenagers being enthusiastic about a 5 year apprenticeship to learn wool sorting!

The film is one of many titles promoting the cloth trade made for the Wool and Allied Textile Employers' Council by director Frank Hill and the R.E.T. Film Unit.