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]

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]

Alfred Brown meet HRH The Prince of Wales


As part of The Campaign for Wool project HRH The Prince of Wales met with representatives of the textile industry, in Bradford’s Town Hall last November. Alfred Brown was among just a few of the region’s textile companies invited to meet The Prince and show him their products using wool. Ian and Nigel Brown were… [Read More]

Oh, how they grow up…


In the year 2000 Warner Brothers asked Alfred Brown to weave an all wool black cloth for cloaks in the film, ‘Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone’. Little did we know that 10 years later on the Hogwarts cloak would have such a spell binding image. Quality 518/black is an all wool twill at 420… [Read More]

Alfred Brown fabrics on display at Harvey Nichols, Leeds.


Alfred Brown fabrics can be seen on display at Harvey Nichols in Leeds as part of a promotion of Yorkshire Textiles over the next few months. Eleven mills from across Yorkshire have been given the opportunity to show off their best in textile themed displays throughout the store that will run until the summer. Innovative… [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]