Woven without compromise since 1772
Fox Brothers' range of world-renowned cloth has been skilfully developed over the last two centuries, incorporating a rich depth of character and colour throughout each collection, whilst still honouring and preserving our historical origin.
We produce a quintessential range of cloth incorporating woollen and lighter weight worsted fabrics, flannel, and tweed. These are all purposefully created to be tailored into extraordinary garments, aesthetically pleasing homeware and contemporary accessories. ‘If It's Not Fox, It's Not Flannel’.
WHERE FOX STYLE HAS TRAVELLED
LEGENDARY ENGLISH-AMERICAN ACTOR
GREY CHALK STRIPE
ACTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER, DANCER & SINGER
FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
HISTORICAL CHALK STRIPE
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WEST OF ENGLAND GREY FLANNEL,
OLD ENGLISH BLUE CHALK STRIPE,
& CLASSIC GLEN CHECK
ACTOR, DIRECTOR & FILM PRODUCER
DIRECTOR'S CHALK STRIPE
MANUFACTURER OF LUXURY SPORTS CARS
PRINCE OF WALES CHECK
Fox Brothers' is proud to support The Campaign for Wool, a global organisation established by its former patron, The Prince of Wales, in order to generate awareness of universal sustainability. The movement aims to help raise the profile of wool as a biodegradable, breathable, comfortable, durable, renewable, sustainable, and quality natural resource. The endeavour aims to promote wool generically and focuses on these formidable characteristics, to reiterate that wool is nature’s most versatile and technical fibre.Learn more about the campaign
Over 250 years of history
Considered to be one of the world’s most prestigious weaving mills, Fox Brothers has crafted the finest woollen and worsted cloth for the past 250 years, woven without compromise.
We were officially credited as the original inventors of 'flannel', after first developing the soft and luxurious fabric in 1803. Fox Brothers has revolutionised itself from its origins as a traditional textile mill, into a 21st century manufacturer creating cutting-edge innovations in cloth.
OUR CLOTH JOURNEY
WE CAREFULLY CRAFT THE YARN
The yarn is meticulously loaded onto a warping creel and twisted around the drum under tension for the required length and warp-threads. This process can count anywhere between 1800 and 5500 threads. Once this lengthy procedure has completed, the warp is carefully transferred onto a beam.
Each individual warp-thread is then drawn through a heddle which sits on a series of shafts. This is done in a particular order specified by the required weave structure. Next, each thread is pulled through a comb like structure called a reed.
A DELICATE AND METICULOUS PROCEDURE
Each individual warp-thread is tied to an existing warp end in loom in alternation. This tying method eliminates the need to draw the warp.
However, in order to achieve this, any new warp must have exactly the same number of ends, identical reed and draft as the existing warp.
ONLY THE BEST GETS THROUGH
The beam with the shafts and reed is now ready to be placed in the loom and set for the specific task. Weft yarns are loaded onto the machine with the required weave structure programmed into a state-of-the-art device.
During this part of the cloth creation, the weft yarn travels across the warp. The shafts lift in a specific order to create the required weave structure, such as a plain weave pattern, prunella, and twill.
FINISHED TO PERFECTION
Once woven, the cloth is then thoroughly checked on both sides for any flaws. Even the most minute of imperfections are carefully rectified, with any knots pulled to the back of the fabric.
The cloth will then undergo one of many different completion stages and final checks, dependent on the finish of the material. The four main finishing stages include skilfully scouring, milling, cropping, and pressing.
Finally, the cloth is rechecked for any further blemishes, before being given the 'seal of approval', as an heirloom of the future.
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