Meet the Mill - Abraham Moons
At Bucktrout we pride ourselves on sourcing the fabrics for our collections from some great British mills.
In this post we are highlighting the local Abraham Moons Mill just down the road from Bucktrout HQ in Guiseley, North Leeds.
Abraham Moons and Sons was founded in 1837. The company built a three story mill on their current site, Netherfield Road, Guiseley. The mill benefited from an abundant source of local soft water and a direct railway line into Leeds providing invaluable transport both for the raw materials inwards to the mill and also the cloth outwards to their expanding network of customers.
After a fire destroyed the original mill, in 1902, a larger single story mill was built in its place and it remains one of the very few remaining 'vertical' woolen mills left in Britain today.
Moons have built a reputation for quality and innovative design in wool fabrics for apparel and furnishings.
We buy from Moons extensive range of apparel fabrics. The traditional fabrics combined with new design make them a great company to collaborate with.
Some of our favourite fabrics over the past few seasons have been the extensive colour range of Shetland wools (whether in plains, herringbones or checks), their British Tweeds and the wool/cotton quality of the Blazer Stripes, which have featured for the first time in our Summer Collection.
With a wealth of Heritage fabrics to choose from and a great archive to delve into, Abraham Moons is always an inspiring mill to work with.