WATCH: James Keeble of British Millerain for British Textile Week
British Millerain is the original manufacturer of waxed cotton for outerwear and the world’s leading specialist in waxed cotton fabrics. Established in 1880, Britiish Millerain is still a family business, with the sixth generation of the Miller family involved in the business today.
The company dyes and finishes cotton, mainly for apparel and accessories but also has an industrial and military side of the business. It is based in Rochdale in Lancashire with a dye facility in Elland in West Yorkshire and has recently been investing heavily in new machinery for finishing.
In this interview for British Textile Week, the company’s director James Keeble talks about the company’s 140 year anniversary, as well as sustainability and investment in R&D. He also discusses the company’s latest products, such as the Tekwax range, which is free from perfluorinated carbons (PFCs) and is applied to a high-quality cotton base cloth, registered with the Better Cotton Initiative.
UKFT’s British Textile Week is a digital showcase of the craftsmanship, imagination and innovation of the UK textile industry.