Fox Brothers have been supplying luxury woollen cloth to London's historic Savile Row tailors, the military and exclusive fashion designers for nearly 250 years. To this day Fox Brothers continue to produce the world's finest woollen fabrics at our Wellington site, in the beautiful rural surroundings of Somerset, in the West of England.
In addition to being the original creators of flannel, Fox Brothers long and illustrious history includes the development of the serge drape mixture, now known worldwide as khaki, which was given Royal approval by the Prince of Wales in 1900 and eventually led to the demise of the British Army's traditional 'Redcoats'. At its peak Fox Brother employed nearly 5,000 people and the Tonedale site in Wellington was the largest integrated mill site in the South West of England.
In 2009 Deborah Meaden, the successful business woman best known for her appearances on the BBC programme 'Dragons' Den', together with her long standing friend and textiles expert Douglas Cordeaux, took ownership of the business. They bring with them modern business skills, expert textile knowledge and a passion to protect Fox's treasured heritage. Under their stewardship, the company remains committed to supplying the very finest woollen fabric, entirely made in England, to the world's most discerning clients.
Please browse the pages in this section to find out more about Fox Brothers' history, heritage, ownership and management.