17 Oct 2017
Many may not know about Marling & Evans rich heritage starting back in the West Of England, the home of flannel. It was here where it established itself as the most significant mill in the area; The one responsible for producing the high quality Flannel of which this region still known for today. From a weaving workshop in the 16th century, it quickly became one of the region's most significant textile companies. By the 18th century, every discerning gentleman wore broadcloth baring the merchant's mark of Marling & Evans. Once a completely vertical mill that survived two world wars, the mill has since had many changes in ownership and location, while never losing its tradition and Saxony qualities.
Hundreds of years later Marling & Evans has again created something exceptional, as always. Working closely with W.T Johnson & Sons’ finishing house we tested multiple combinations of weave with different finishing techniques. This Flannel Collection not only revives some of the most iconic patterns but now more suitable for the demands of a modern lifestyle. Lighter weight, softer handle yet harder wearing.
At 360 grams/meter the dense weave feels thinner and lighter than other cloths of its weight. Woollen yarn with a worsted feel finish enabled this cloth to pass the most rigorous testing standards qualifying this cloth to be suitable for both jacket and trousers.