Wyedean was originally established in 1964 as a manufacturer of braid and uniform accoutrement by David Wright. Norma, David's wife, has also been involved from the start of the company’s development, serving as secretary and now as chairman. There have been 4 generations of the Wright family working in the mill with three still actively involved.
David's son Robin Wright has been managing director of the company since 1990 and has managed the diversification of the company into online markets. Wyedean has a strong history of revolutionising its manufacturing processes which is illustrated by its use of synthetic versions of sash and ribbon which was approved and embraced by the Ministry of Defence in the 1990s to save the tax payers’ money.
As the company continues to develop and progress its scope and capabilities, so too does its ability to tender for more varied Ministry of Defence contracts. As an official supplier to the Ministry of Defence with ISO certification, Wyedean is able to ensure its products are manufactured to a high standard for all of its customers.
Wyedean takes pride in its achievements, with many of its products visible in films and TV programmes over the years such as The Mummy and Saving Private Ryan. But perhaps its greatest achievement yet, came in April 2014, when Wyedean celebrated 50 years of manufacturing in Haworth. In order to commemorate this monumental achievement Wyedean had a royal visit from HRH the Princess Royal in February 2015.
Set in the historic countryside of Haworth, Wyedean has a long, historic and proud legacy in textile manufacture, stretching over 150 years of expertise in transforming a suit into a uniform with our bespoke design accoutrements.
Approved by our prime contractors of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, the British Police Forces and their counterparts throughout the world, we have a broad and varied scope in our distribution and shipping.
Wyedean Weaving is accredited with ISO 9001:2008 which ensures our quality standards are to a recognized level. We also have Investors in People certification and continually strive to improve our working practices and provide a service to the best of our abilities.
Wyedean Weaving is an environmentally conscious Company and as such we acknowledge the potential environmental impact that the manufacturing and supply of braid and accoutrement may have on the environment. Wyedean is now accredited with ISO 14001:2004. Furthering to our other new Ventures, Wyedean Stores is a new development to the Wyedean brand, making room for public sales of our bespoke uniform accessories.
Our textile mill is located in the historic village of Haworth in West Yorkshire. The beautiful Pennine village is world-renowned for its association with the Bronte sisters. The sisters grew up in Haworth and it is here that they wrote their famous works such as Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. For more interesting events and information why not come to our 1940's weekend which is a three day event in May every year.
If you are visiting the village of Haworth there are some great attractions such as the Bronte Parsonage Museum. The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is an authentic steam railway line and a must-see attraction. The cobbled Haworth Main Street is surrounded by lovely tea rooms, traditional book shops, restaurants and pubs.