Tailoring and The Golden Shears
The Golden Shears Contest
Each year the Merchant Taylors' Company hosts The Golden Shears Catwalk Show. For further information about The Golden Shears Contest - please see this link.
London College of Fashion Bursaries
For many years, the Company has provided annual Bursaries to deserving students attending the London College of Fashion. For more information about the Company's links with tertiary education - please use this link.
The Company now has one member of the trade on the Court, three tailors on the Livery and three Freemen. To strengthen further its trade roots, the Company has embarked on a programme of inviting members of the tailoring trade to become Free by Redemption.
Master Tailors' Benevolent Association and the Tailors' Benevolent Institute
The Companymakes annual contributions to the two trade charities, the Master Tailors' Benevolent Association (MTBA) and the Tailors' Benevolent Institute (TBI).
The annual Festival Dinner of the MTBA has been held in the Hall each February since 1994
A magnificent marble bust of Joseph Stultz, tailor to Beau Brummell and founder of the TBI, now stands proudly in the Garden, a generous gift of the TBI.
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