Our History

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.

For nearly 150 years, 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.