Founded in 1783 Royal Warrant holders A.W. Hainsworth & Sons Ltd. manufacture a wide range of wool and textile products for both home and international markets. Best known for manufacturing the scarlet cloth from which the Queen’s guards uniform is made, Hainsworth manufacturers – protective fabric for fire services and military personnel; snooker and pool cloth; woollen coffins; car headlining cloth for the likes of Jaguar, Austin and Bentley; blankets; Newmarket horse blankets; interior fabrics; curtain fabric; military uniform cloth; ceremonial uniform dress cloth; tribal blankets; textiles for the theatre and cinema industries; specialised industrial cloth such as biscuit cloth, a woollen baize used for conveying biscuits; academic scarf cloth; blazer fabric; fabric for clothes making; fabric for making into re-enactment clothing; uniform caps; hats and badges; hot air balloon fabric; table coverings; floor coverings, hotel blankets; laundry textile products; piano baize for companies like Steinway and Renner; gaming and card table cloth; cabinet linings; etc. As far I can tell all their fabrics are made at their mill in West Yorkshire. Trade but they also have a retail site selling finished products. Hainsworth also manufactures the historic Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket, which has iconic status in Canada. I am not sure how much Hainsworth use British wool.
Hainsworth is one of the few companies still making blankets in the UK.
Hainsworth also make Newmarket Horse Blankets in England.
Hainsworth equestrian blanket
Hainsworth’s retail site is Scarlet and Argent – http://www.scarletandargent.co.uk
Each Scarlet and Argent piece is created exclusively and entirely in their specialist Yorkshire mill. Woollen blankets, throws and accessories (cushions, teddy bears and hot water bottle covers) made in England.
What’s the link between one of the oldest textile mills in the UK and the Royal baby? – See more at: http://makeitbritish.co.uk/gifts/what-is-the-connection-between-one-of-the-oldest-textile-mills-in-the-uk-and-the-soon-to-arrive-royal-baby/#sthash.TvXYBwfy.dpuf
Scarlet and Argent Chamber Blanket – grey. Made in England.
John Lewis blankets
John Lewis wool holey blanket. Made in Britain. Photo by author.
John Lewis wool holey (cellular) blanket. Made in Britain. 2. Photo by author.
John Lewis pure new wool blanket. Made in Britain. Photo by author.
John Lewis merino wool blanket. Made in Britain. Photo by author.
Some John Lewis blankets are made in Britain. John Lewis is one of the few retailers still selling British made blankets. John Lewis UK made blankets are excellent quality and reasonably priced.