Within Scabal's mill, every manufacturing process is the personal responsibility of a craftsman who served as apprentice here, developed his skills here and now trains the apprentices who will one day take over from him.
The Bower Roebuck mill stands in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, a town where cloth making and weaving has flourished for over 500 years. We have the very latest technology but whilst computer aided design is useful, no machine equals the skills, precision and refinement that our weavers and designers consistently achieve.
For over 100 years, Bower Roebuck has been designing and manufacturing high quality fabrics and cloths. They have been pushing the boundaries of fabric innovation with the introduction of the Super 120s, 150s, 180s and 200s - plus the world's first ever 100% vicuna suiting.
Bower Roebuck has even incorporated diamond chips within the yarn 10 years ago, now celebrated with a new Diamond Chip 10th Anniversary collection. Bower Roebuck is an English success story proving that there is a growing desire for English cloth all around the world.
Recently Scabal has invited some customers to the mill and the Savile Row tailor Steven Hitchcock has attended the event and put some videos on his blog.
Steven learnt the trade with Anderson and Sheppard as of 1990, following in his fathers footsteps who joined Anderson when he was 15 and was taught sewing and cutting in the traditional way.
>> "stages of cloth production" (video)
>> "great yarn" (video)