Founded in 1837 and with roots in apparel, Moon are one of the last remaining vertical woollen mills in Great Britain, with a reputation for consistent quality and innovative design. Should you choose, you can discover more about the Abraham Moon mill, their illustrious company history, and the many natural benefits of wool fabrics, by following the links to their website.
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The story of James Hare is one of small beginnings. With nothing but experience and an understanding of the needs of the tailoring trade, James began the business single-handedly distributing cloth bought from small weavers.
The company’s values were ‘upright dealing’, ‘honest value’ and ‘full satisfaction’. In the words of its founder, “to us this reputation is a very precious thing. We treasure it as we treasure our dignity. For this reputation – this dignity – this family pride – gives our customers full confidence that we shall never sell anything that in quality and sterling worth might be held to be below that high standard set for us”
James Hare becomes a fully operational cloth manufacturing mill and the biggest stockist of Harris Tweed in the world. Know as the “Cloth Headquarters of the British Isles”, it became the largest textile distribution house in Great Britain.
James Hare were the first company to introduce bunches for the tailoring trade made at the company’s headquarters. The firm’s accountants once calculated that the cloth used each year for those bunches would make a carpet two yards wide that would stretch from Leeds to Carlisle!
The firm’s policy was always to install the latest equipment, in order to improve the service offered to their customers.
Today, James Hare is Britain’s leading silk specialist. It is still owned and run by the Hare family, producing luxury textiles for the demanding world of fashion and interiors. Firm favourites with leading designers and decorators, James Hare luxurious fabrics are famous worldwide.
The business has progressed over generations but it continues to abide by its founder’s principals of bringing the customer only the best of British design, quality and service.