Alfred Brown

Our Product

We specialise in weaving worsted fabrics from merino wool, the properties of which are good drape, soft texture, strength and versatility. Our fabrics are mainly used for men’s suits and jackets.

We design and develop new collections seasonally.

We offer over 250 suiting, trouser and jacketing patterns from stock in single and half pieces.

Alfred Brown fabrics are actively sought after by leading UK and international menswear brands and are truly representative of English elegance and style.



Alfred Brown
Alfred Brown

The Company

We have woven fine worsteds in Yorkshire for 100 years and for five generations we have kept the same core values.

All our fabrics are produced at Empire Mills in Yorkshire, England. We combine the latest in weaving technology with time honoured techniques to produce some of the world’s finest cloths. We believe in quality, attention to design detail and continual reinvestment in new product and machinery.

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Today the company is managed by fourth generation family members, Joint Managing Directors Ian and Nigel Brown and Sales Director, Roger McArdle.

Many of our 85 employees are from the local area. Often several generations of the same family have worked at the mill, giving the company a traditional, tight knit feel.