Centenary Barbecue at Empire Mills


On July 24th we celebrated our centenary with a barbecue for employees and former employees in the garden at Empire Mills The mill garden was the perfect setting for celebrating the company’s 100th year in manufacturing. With the looms switched “off” the afternoon was spent playing Boules and Giant Jenga. A Coconut Shy and game… [Read More]

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]

Our Centenary Party in London.


On June 3rd we started our season of centenary parties at The Larrik in Marylebone, London. Customers and colleagues, old and new joined the management and sales team to celebrate the company’s 100th year in business. In an atmosphere of relaxed celebration guests were free to mingle and catch up. The only interruption to the… [Read More]

Alfred Brown’s collaboration with Leeds College of Art

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Since 2014 we have forged links with fashion students at Leeds College of Art. Earlier this year were pleased to announce Harriett McHugh as the winner of a tailoring brief set up by the mill to strengthen the link with the College and students. To coincide with our centenary this year we challenged second year… [Read More]

Celebrating our Centenary at Ideabiella


Our new Spring/Summer ranges for 2016 were presented in Milan last week among a backdrop of centenary celebrations. Images portraying the mill’s heritage and history were displayed around the exhibition stand and giant swing tickets featuring the new centenary logo were hung from fabrics and from the walls. We received a positive reaction to our… [Read More]

Spring Summer 2016.

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Bright blues for suits and blazers continue to be the strong theme running through menswear tailored fashion. Design is very minimal. Stripes only make an appearance in a very narrow and delicate form. Most designs are micro and subtle with most attention being given to weave effects, colour and High Lustre Finish. New to our collection… [Read More]

Autumn Winter 2015/2016


This Autumn/Winter we offer an eclectic range of checks. Variety is increased through use of twist yarns, giving great texture and vitality to many of the designs. Sheen and lustre in plains and semi plains is created through weave choice, and careful attention to finish. Our all wool jacketing offer continues to mature. Soft handling… [Read More]

The Campaign for Wool 5th Anniversary Celebrations.


On 12th June 2014 The Campaign for Wool, whose patron is HRH The Prince of Wales celebrated its 5th Anniversary at Clarence House, residence of the late Queen Mother. The event hosted by HRH The Prince was a celebration of wool and its unique benefits as the ultimate natural renewable and bioderadable fibre. Modals wearing… [Read More]