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The warp and weft of family history


The Times – Thursday 27 August 2015 Alfred Brown, which supplies the cloth for suits in high street shops across the country, has survived plenty of changes in Leeds textiles industry over the past 100 years. Ian Brown, the joint managing director, says that the industry is “very much depleted”, even since he joined the… [Read More]

Textiles firm Alfred Brown seeks China export growth


Yorkshire Post Monday 22 June 2015 A textile manufacturer is preparing to showcase its materials in China for the first time as it celebrates its centenary year. Alfred Brown, which has produced worsted cloth in Bramley since 1915, will exhibit at the Intertextile Show in Shanghai in October. The £10m-turnover firm has seen increasing interest… [Read More]

Flying the flag – Drapers Magazine, 11 February 2012.


“We did it, we hit our target,” Ian Brown, joint managing director of family-run worsted mill Alfred Brown, tells Drapers. That target was to achieve a 21% increase in turnover to £8.5m for 2011. Rounding off a successful 2011, the mill in Bramley, Leeds, which Brown runs with his brother Nigel, added department store chain… [Read More]

Ian and Nigel Brown – Drapers Magazine, 23 Sept 2011.


The clamour for quality British fabric has done wonders for worsted mill Alfred Brown’s client list, leaving its managing directors to grapple with the welcome challenge of expansion. It’s no wonder joint managing directors Ian and Nigel Brown are sporting smiles when Drapers pays a visit to the Alfred Brown worsted mill in Bramley, Leeds…. [Read More]

Autumn/Winter 2009/10 Fabric Trends


Alfred Brown was recently featured in industry magazine Twist, here is the text of the article: British Appeal When Alfred Brown appeared for the first time at IdeaBiella in September, its distinctly British fabrics created an outstanding reaction, as demand for English tailoring and cloth continues to grow in several global markets. Jonathan Dyson went… [Read More]