Bronte By Moon Factory Visit

What Bronte By Moon Make

The range of products manufactured by Bronte By Moon is huge, from clothing fabrics for world leading design houses like Jack Wills or independent tailors to scarves, ponchos and robanas for huge brands like Barbour and John Lewis... at some point you will have owned or at least been near a product that started life in this humble factory.

Across the Pennines...

The lovely people at Bronte by moon invited us to their factory which has been manufacturing wool textile products for over 175 years. We were fascinated to see the manufacturing process and obviously get to see the brand new AW17 Autumn Collection so over the Pennines we travelled. It is only a short trip from our base near Preston and we passed through beautiful towns like Clitheroe, Skipton, Ilkley to our destination in Guiseley, Yorkshire, right on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales. Obviously the sun was shining when we arrived!! 

Clitheroe Ilkley Skipton

 

Made in UK

The old mill was in perfect condition and was obviously loved and cared for by the Bronte owners, the staff were happy, friendly and welcoming, it was so nice to see a British manufacturing company still thriving after over a century and a half, still making high quality products right here in U.K.

  Bronte Old Mill  Logo Bronte By Moon  Old Factory Photo

 

The Raw Wool

Only the world’s finest pure wool is sourced, the majority arriving from the distant shores of New Zealand, who's wool is soft, pure, clean with textures and fibres that are perfect for making the finest wool fabrics in the world. Unfortunately, the coarse wool of the damp cold U.K is not suitable for manufacturing fine fabrics.

Bronte Wool Raw Wool Raw Blended Wool

 

The Manufacturing Process

The process from beginning with the raw wool to the finished product was absolutely astounding and we were amazed by the human resource and processes required to make these amazing fine fabrics. The raw material is dyed, washed, pressed, carded, combed, spun, woven, inspected at every juncture, washed, dried, sheared, softened, hand stitched labelled, brushed and hand package before it is ready and worthy to leave the building.

The whole factory was spotless and It was obvious the safety of the workforce and visitors was paramount (no sweat shops here!) We spoke to many of the staff operating the machines, inspecting, testing and designing the products and it is obvious it is a good place to work and everyone was genuinely interested in the finished quality of the products produced. The attention to detail of all involved in the process of these fabrics is an obvious ingredient to the success of Bronte By Moon and a reason why there products are in demand all over the world.

This is exactly what manufacturing in Britain should be like and we should all support our local industries and buy British when we can.

Spinning Wool Weaving Wool Fringing  

Fabric Roll  Blending Room

 

Bela Casa Home Bronte by Moon Products

We sell the Bronte By Moon throws and cushions and have a good selection of these available in our Blankets & Throws category. We have bundled these together for your convenience and this offers you great savings from buying the products individually. We can supply any design you require from this manufacturer so please email if you have any requirements that we do not stock or you cannot find on our website. We also sell the factory second throws for those who are searching for an absolute bargain.

VIEW OUR BRONTE COLLECTION 

Bela casa home logo Grey Bronte Throws

 

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Comments

  • Posted by Craig Banks on

    Such a nice article! Love Yorkshire! Such a beautiful place. British manufacturing is still the greatest!

  • Posted by Sylvia Barnes on

    So glad to here that manufacturing is still going on locally , Let’s hope many people support them. You can’t beat things manufactured in the U.K. A lovely article to read.

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