from the blog

Our coronavirus policy

  • 2 April, 2020

Clive Walsh, managing director of Mallalieus of Delph, writes: During the COVID-19 pandemic our major concerns are the welfare of our staff at Valley Mill and the best interests of our valued clients across the world. In these unprecedented times the team at Mallalieus is doing its utmost to fulfil fabric orders and to respond […]

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The vertical approach

  • 1 April, 2020

From its inception in the mid-Victorian era, Mallalieus of Delph has been a vertical operation, meaning that virtually all the stages of production from preparing raw fibre to finishing woven fabric are carried out at one location. That location today is Valley Mill, Delph. More than 150 years ago, vertical mills were not uncommon but […]

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The Mallalieu family tradition

  • 31 March, 2020

Mallalieus have been weaving in England since the late 1500s. French Protestant Huguenots, the first family members fled from France across the Channel in 1572 to escape religious persecution. They are believed to have moved to Delph soon after their arrival. The Hugenots were renowned for their skill as weavers, which is why the fabric-producing […]

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"Mallalieus of Delph remains one of Britain's last vertical mills. Every process is carried out at one location."
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