Launceston & North

Waverley Mills

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For 150 years, Waverley Mills has been crafting Australia’s finest textiles at their historic weaving mill situated on the idyllic banks of Distillery Creek in Launceston. The last mill of their kind in Australia Waverley Mills are proud to spin, weave and finish each textile onsite.

 

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Where it all began, in 1874, Scotsman Peter Bulman founded the mill and began producing tweed, blankets, felted cloth, shirting and flannel. At the time, the press dubbed it the Waverley Woollen Factory, with the name Bulman later adapting to the Waverley Woollen Mills.

Their history, sustainability and circularity have always been at the heart of Waverley Mills operations, and their landmark work in the 1900s – when they recycled wool offcuts from the factory floor to create blankets for those in need – truly set the standard for innovation in sustainable textile production.

As time progressed on, wool manufacturing in Australia faced difficult times, and Waverley Mills experienced its share of challenges through various economic and operational pressures. Despite this, the brand has remained resilient over the past 150 years with a loyal following that has extended across the globe.

Where they are today, Waverley Mills serves as a testament to resilience and tradition, still existing as the only mill of its kind in Australia that takes raw fibre and transforms it into finished goods all onsite. Their history is a remarkable story of survival and success, embodying the spirit and commitment of generations of workers and artisans.

Being a part of Australian history, they continue to partner with many iconic Australian brands and organisations and lead the way with their own brand of contemporary textiles. Striving to remain a leader in the industry, creating new and innovative ways to improve their products and be the provider of warmth and comfort to those in Australia and beyond.