Understanding Made-to-Measure Cloth: Dormeuil Posted on 26 Apr 12:12
Dormeuil stands today as the most successful family-run fabric mill, with a constant search for the rare and luxurious. Dormeuil explores breeding farms to select the most precious fibres and produce exceptional fabrics.
In every part of the world you can find Dormeuil factories working with the finest raw materials to create their cloth. Australia produces the finest Merino wool, in South Africa the finest Mohair can be found, then to Egypt for it's cotton and Mongolia for cashmere; in all these locations Dormeuil is on the ground working in direct contact with producers of these luxurious natural fibres.
In 2016 Dormeuil discovered a new fibre in Kyrgyzstan, named Taewit Wool, experts in the field describe this wool fibre to be as fine as the most beautiful cashmeres, as soft as pashmina, and as smooth as silk. Be sure to keep an eye out, and ask for the Kyrgyz collection in store; only 4 fabrics of this collection are selected in our store each year and are not available online.
Made in England
The area surrounding Leeds in the United Kingdom, where Dormeuil’s fabric manufacturing premises are located, is the birthplace of the international textile industry. It was here, amongst the lush green valleys irrigated by Pennine water with its unique properties, that the best worsted weavers and the leading experts in fabric finishing set up in business more than a century ago.
Dominic Dormeuil, the current chairman and CEO of Dormeuil and fifth-generation grandson of founder Jules Dormeuil, recognises England in its location as a significant reason for the cloths supreme feel and wear. There is nothing random about the factories location and the artisans who work there, the perfect combination of climate, resources and expertise knowledge come together.
Australian Merino Wool
The Dormeuil Collection
Find the finest collection of Dormeuil fabrics in-store, with our handpicked range of Made-to-Measure cloth.
The Amadeus Collection
Made of pure and extrafine Merino wool, the Amadeus range from Dormeuil give oustanding performance and a great handle due to the secret finishing processes implemented during manufacture. The Amadeus range is made in traditional mills located in England; incorporating the finest natural fibres and expert manufacturing processes, passed down through generations.
The Iconik Collection
Photograph - Iconik Fancy cloth using nano technology water repellent features. Courtesy of Dormeuil
The Exel Blue Collection