NOTICE: The Waverley Mills’ manufacturing site is currently closed to enable necessary refurbishing, upgrading and retooling to improve safety standards and to meet modern manufacturing requirements. Our ambition is to recommence operations in the second half of 2021. We have produced surplus inventory and our online store is operating as usual.
About the Mill
Waverley Mills is luxury, quality, sustainability. As Australia’s oldest working textile mill (established in 1874), we produce designer wool products that are guaranteed to last, beautifully and carefully crafted, and ethically produced.
We start with the essentials: the finest quality wool, alpaca, and cotton. Then we use only the most skilled artisan craftsmanship bolstered by the latest in sustainable practices to produce iconic blankets, rugs, throws, scarves, and clever recycled blankets.
Our rich history has seen us become a market leader in high quality textile production and our pioneering spirit has ensured we lead the way in innovative, sustainable production processes.
We simply do the best, to give you the best.
Situated on the idyllic banks of Distillery Creek in Launceston. Crafted in Tasmania. Proudly Australian owned. All our iconic products are made to be naturally beautiful and are made to last.
History of the Mill
In 1874 Scotsman Peter Bulman began producing tweed, blankets, felted cloth, shirting, and flannel in his mill on the banks of Distillery Creek in Launceston, Tasmania. The press dubbed it the Waverley Woollen Factory, the name Bulman would later adapt when he named his factory the Waverley Woollen Mills. Move forward 140+ years, and we have updated the name and brand to Waverley Mills.
Since 1874, Waverley Mills has been producing Australia’s highest quality wool textiles and has made textile manufacturing a dominant industry in Tasmania. Waverley Mills once boasted 80% of the Australian blanket market.
Always quality. Always luxury. Always authentic and respectful to the environment. Always a leader, Waverley Mills continues that tradition.