• 1973

    Scabal makes the acquisition of a fabrics mill in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, producing exquisite fabrics since 1799. New Mill takes its name from the...

    Scabal makes the acquisition of a fabrics mill in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, producing exquisite fabrics since 1799. New Mill takes its name from the mill built there in 1315.

    This area in England has been recognised for its production of the finest fabrics since the 16th century. The dissolution of the monastries broke the monopoly of milling in 1536, at which time the abundant energy of the millstream was harnessed to drive cloth fulling machines for the first time and the textile industry of the Holme Valley was born. The importance of the water in this area is crucial, the soft quality allows wool and other natural fibres to expand and soften, creating the luxurious handle synonymous with Yorkshire fabrics. Hard work and relentless innovation of the experienced and dedicated workforce continues to impress, producing good honest cloth.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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