• FABRICS
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  • WORLD OF SCABAL
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  • 1539

    Scabal’s mill in historic Huddersfield, the cradle of English cloth, stopped grinding wheat, and began to work with cloth. This was in...

    Scabal’s mill in historic Huddersfield, the cradle of English cloth, stopped grinding wheat, and began to
    work with cloth. This was in response to rising taxes on grain, and a large amount of weavers arriving
    in Yorkshire during the Hundred Years War.

    Initially working as fullers, a job that involved stretching the woolen fibres by hand, looms were soon installed.
    Nearly 500 years later, we are still making the world’s finest fabrics at the same location.

  • 1799

    With the Industrial Revolution in England gathering pace, Scabal’s Huddersfield mill moved with technological change, and started to...

    With the Industrial Revolution in England gathering pace, Scabal’s Huddersfield mill moved with technological
    change, and started to mechanise some of the weaving process.

    This allowed for finer cloths to be crafted, but required constant monitoring and human judgment. Our
    process in this regard remains largely unchanged, with expert weavers guiding every step of the process.

  • 1907

    Wain Shiell open their store at No.2 Savile Row, in an elegant house originally built in 1735. The company had existed since 1807, and is still...

    Wain Shiell open their store at No.2 Savile Row, in an elegant house originally built in 1735.

    The company had existed since 1807, and is still a name synonymous with sartorial British style.

  • 1937

    Our workshop began to craft made-to-measure menswear; shortly becoming renowned across Europe as one of the premiere sartorial studios. It is...

    Our workshop began to craft made-to-measure menswear; shortly becoming renowned across Europe
    as one of the premiere sartorial studios.

    It is here at this family-owned atelier that we still make our superior garments today.

  • 1938

    Entrepreneur Otto Hertz (1903 – 1991) starts his business in Brussels, Belgium at Rue Royale, the street linking the Royal Palace of Brussels...

    Entrepreneur Otto Hertz (1903 – 1991) starts his business in Brussels, Belgium at Rue Royale, the street linking the Royal Palace of Brussels with the Royal Palace of Laeken and on which many manor houses were built in the 20th century, including the five star Astoria Hotel from Henri Van Dievoet. Mr. Hertz’s father already had a fabric store in Essen, Germany dating his experience in the trade even a lot of years before the launch. Every day deliveries were done by bike to the tailors or to the station for shipment to other towns.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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