We know that quality garments are only as good as the fabric they're made of. That's why we take as much care with our fabric selection as we do in researching and developing our patterns. We take pride in using fabrics which are appropriate for specific periods, locations and social classes.


This section contains historical information about the fabrics we use for our garments. It covers colours, dyestuffs, fibres, weaves, colour use and more. If you have any questions or comments please email gwen@historicenterprises.com.

Please note: Our Dark Ages garments have been developed in consultation with the Authenticity officers for Regia Anglorum in the US and the UK, and the Vikings NA and UK. Although it is policy for both groups to avoid giving blanket endorsements to vendors, we have made every effort possible to ensure that our fabrics, colours and garment patterns conform to current Regia Anglorum and Vikings kit standards.