Monthly Archives - February 2015

Princess Anne Visit

A Royal Visit: Princess Anne

2014 was a big year for Wyedean as it saw it celebrating 50 years of manufacturing in Haworth. To commemorate this special occasion, Wyedean received a royal visit from HRH Princess Anne on the 27th February 2015. This memorable event was greeted with open arms from the staff at Wyedean, who were most honoured to meet The Princess Royal. Princess Anne and many local dignitaries were given a guided tour of Wyedean, many of whom showed particular interest in the traditional textile mill from which Wyedean has operated for many years. The Princess Royal spoke knowledgably to Wyedean’s Managing Director, Robin Wright and impressed with her enthusiasm and vast knowledge of Wyedean’s products, many of which she has actually worn. Princess Anne expressed a particular interest in the saddlery items and hand embroidery. If you are interested to see more information from the royal visit. Check out the newspaper article in the Telegraph and Argus here.

Wyedean Weaving Building

Development Manufacture Supply

Development – Manufacture – Supply. Three words that are central to Wyedean’s core business practices. Wyedean is not just a supplier of goods constantly churning out product after product. It’s skilled and experienced team see products right through from the drafting and prototyping stage, to their manufacture, testing and final delivery to the customer. Wyedean constantly strives to maintain and improve its standards. Wyedean is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001 accredited and also has Investors in People certification. Wyedean has a worldwide network of skilled, versatile suppliers who are trained to the top of their profession ready to supply the best quality product. Its contract management experts are ready to take on any challenge and its excellent administration and customer service teams are available for support. For contract or development enquiries, we suggest you visit Wyedean’s corporate website at The launch of Wyedean Stores sees Wyedean maintaining its upward trend and allows it to sell commercially to the general public, in addition to [...]

David Flying

Why “Wyedean”?

Wyedean was previously known as Dalton Barton, the names of two Coventry ribbon weavers: Robert Dalton and George Barton, who formed a partnership in 1851. This partnership later diversified into the manufacture of coach lace and upholstery trimmings and the company then won orders to supply the newly-formed Australian railways with tape to join moquette seat covering, which proved to be a great boost to the firm. David Wright joined the company in 1959 and was given the responsibility of further developing the business and increasing its product scope. His first major decision was a location change, moving the company away from Coventry where there was extremely high competition for labour. Newly situated in Coleford, Somerset, it was here where Dalton Barton was also rebranded as Wyedean Weaving. But many people ask – why Wyedean? Well, the new location at Coleford was situated between the River Wye and the Forest of Dean, thus inspiring – Wyedean Weaving. Of course the “Weaving” part [...]